Tom Hardy’s appearance as infamous gangster Al Capone was already eagerly awaited, both for those who really wanted to see him in the role and for those who expected Capone to have a car accident of epic proportions The film, originally titled Fonzo, was written and directed by Josh Trank of Fantastic Four

Capone is said to be his Citizen Kane and has an impressive cast including Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan and Jack Lowden Capone plays Capone in the last year of his life when he is slowly succumbing to late-stage syphilis He hit Netflix and brought Tom Hardy’s grunts into our living rooms

Hardy, an actor known for his dedicated and electric performances, is surrounded by an equally strong supporting cast and feels overwhelmed. His dedication to Capone’s deterioration and erratic behavior is reminiscent of his lobster-tank dive at Venom, the On a whole new extreme was brought

It’s by no means a bad performance.It’s deeply energetic, but amid the noise of a man out of control of his mind, body, and reality, there aren’t enough nuances to make us care

Instead, we are tortured next to Fonse (they don’t call him Al) as he suffers stroke after stroke and is held captive in memory of the extreme violence he has lived his life with There is no break for Fonse and it there is also no break for us

Cardellini gives her everything as the equally tormented Ms. Mae Capone, but since we don’t get any insight into her inner life, it is difficult to empathize with her, apart from the obvious discomfort of having to take care of someone’s health worsens

When advised to have some men for their own protection, Mae says that if Fonse becomes violent, she won’t be afraid of him. The problem with Capone as a movie is that neither are us

We should rely solely on Al Capone’s reputation, but the movie doesn’t convey a sense of him as a dangerous man – even with what we know about him, his ruthlessness as a mob boss, we can only make a frail one now and see sick old man of him

Fonse’s delusions bleed into his waking life, but it’s still hard to feel bad for him or fear the effects of what an unpredictable Capone might do. Better depictions of what dementia does to the mind can be found in Falling with Lance Henriksen’s explosive performance or The Father with Anthony Hopkins’ nuanced

Hardy tries to point out the ups and downs of Fonse’s last year but is hampered by a bad story. Yes, it’s based on reality, but Trank doesn’t do enough with either the missing 10 million or the ‘guilt’ Fonse feels that we are feeling invested, afraid or even excited about what might happen next

The film is held together by the sheer willpower of its actors, but a bad script cannot be saved even by Hardy’s unwavering devotion to it (and yes, all of his grunts, too) Indeed, the randomness of the film makes you feel like it to suffer in one of Capone’s own nightmares only there is no waking up.If you don’t know, turn it off

And yet it’s kind of not bad it’s difficult and relentless, but not a compelling or insightful look at what happens to a man without an internal moral compass when his brain starts to go for this we want to lead you to Henrik Ibsen’s spirits ( also about the effects of one’s own past and syphilis, but written much better)

What Capone is trying to do or say remains a mystery There is no treasure hunt for the alleged $ 10 million Fonse hidden, nor is there a deathbed moral revelation or judgment as to whether Capone ended up being a good guy or a bad guy (ANSWER: He was bad)

Where the Irish (also about morally corrupt gangsters in their final years) has left us with an ending that can be both analyzed and heartfelt, Capone simply ends, much like waking up from a bizarre but ultimately meaningless dream to you Partner gets bored when you tell him, no matter how alive it was for you

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