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DVD Reviews: Two Hands

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Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: 4 March 2003
Distributed by:
Magna Pacific
Running Time: 103 Minutes

Heath Ledger stars in this one as a young feller trying to make his way into the ranks of Australian organised crime under the tutelage of Pando (Bryan Brown). When given his first job to carry out for Pando, Jimmy (Heath Ledger) manages to lose 10,000 dollars of Pando's money and what seems like the chance of a lifetime falls into a heap of dirt.

This is a gritty Aussie movie that is somehow a new genre within itself. I am sure that there have been others, however Two Hands manages to stand out as an Australian title to be remembered. This may also be due to the fact that Heath Ledger had made it in Hollywood alongside Mel Gibson in The Patriot to much acclaim.

The film for the most part is tightly scripted however I did find some times that I was cringing as Jimmy made a number of stupid mistakes. Bryan Brown was magnificent as always playing the role of Pando and is in my opinion one of the best actors to come out of this country in some time. I enjoy almost all of his work as a rule and this role was no exception to that.

The movie plays well and sounds great on DVD. The extras are informative to watch and well put together, though in essence they are little more than a press pack for the film.

Two Hands Features

  • Scene Selections
  • Cast & Crew Interviews
  • Behind the Scenes
  • TV Commercials
  • Trailer


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