earl poitier


In Honor of Black History month…Vintage Hollywood Black Leading Men. Brock Peters (1927 -2005); Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990); Harry Belafonte (1927 -     ); Billy Dee Williams (1937 -       ); Ossie Davis (1917 - 2005); Moses Gunn (1929 - 1993); James Earl Jones (1931 -       ); Sidney Poitier (1927 -     )

Sneakers - big chill mission impossible

Enjoyable “Ex-Hippie Mission Impossible” with an impressive ensemble cast, but with a little too much smarmy dialog to take seriously as a thriller. I’ve always liked Robert Redford, and its a shame you don’t see him acting much anymore (almost like a pretty actress, his shelf life hasn’t been nearly as long lived as, say, Paul Newman’s). Would be interesting to revisit just to see how laughable all the ‘high tech gadgetry’ has aged.

3 stars out of 5

Released 1992, First viewing March 1993