Orphans (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Orphans (1987)




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Two brothers kidnap a boozy gangster and try to hold him for ransom in this psychological thriller. Harold (Albert Finney) is lured from a saloon by Treat (Matthew Modine) to their squalid tenement. He and his reclusive and agoraphobic brother, Phillip (Kevin Anderson), have no idea Harold is a mobster, only that he looks prosperous. Harold is reminded of his impoverished youth when he sees how the brothers live, and he offers to help the aspiring young thugs.

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Anthony Heald
as Man in Park
B. Constance Barry
as Lady in Crosswalk
Frank Ferrara
as Cab Driver
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Critic Reviews for Orphans

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Orphans is a good play about behavior that has been turned into a mediocre movie about nothing much at all. That is not intended as a criticism of the filmmakers, but simply as an observation about the nature of the material.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Great performances and characters feel a bit imprisoned by the walls of the film frame.

November 13, 2009 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

A poignant movie that helps us to see that all moments are key moments and that those who are unable to accept love are lost forever

July 19, 2003 | Full Review…

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