O.G. (2018)

O.G. (2018)
6.2
  • 2003
  • TV-MA
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release year: 2018 ()
  • Running time: 113 min
  • Original Title: O.G.
  • Voted: 2003

A maximum-security prison inmate named Louis, who, 24 years after committing a violent crime as a young man, finds himself on the cusp of release from prison, facing an uncertain future on the outside. He encounters Beech, a newly incarcerated young man who offers him much needed-friendship, though it's not without unfortunate complications. The younger inmate echoes of his older counterpart, stirring instincts within Louis that had long been buried beneath a tough exterior.

#PersonCharacters
1Jeffrey WrightLouis
2William FichtnerDanvers
3Boyd HolbrookPinkins
4Mare WinninghamJanice
  • Great acting and sense of reality. But story? by 6

    No spoilers because... what would I spoil?Basically just followed around a dude his last 40 days in Prison.It was very much real life.But we could be watching any characters last 40 days, why this guy?The why isn't super clear.Still a good film.Because of the nature of this portraying reality, reality offers much beneath the surface that different people connect with and see.Therefore I believe every 10 star review is justified. I personally watched the credits roll with a resounding, "well. Ok." in my head.

  • Jeffrey Wright is one of the greatest actors of our generation. by 9

    This film felt like cinema at its finest. The moral and psychological dilemma's the main character, Louis, was going through played out in a beautiful nuanced way. Jeffrey Wright once again becomes the character he is playing in a way that makes you feel for them. Great film among the noise.

  • Riveting by 8

    It was very well written and the actors performance were strong. There was great depth to the characters even-though the story line was not complex. Yet, it presented just enough suspense to keep you uneasy. The scene with his victim's sister was amazingly honest. The cinematography gave it a documentary feel. Job well done HBO!

  • Honest by 6

    I learned something about prison life. Honest, good portrayal by Jeffrey Wright.

  • Excellent non-Hollywood film on prison reality by 8

    I'm not a fan of slow paced films without any real excitement, but this films story and Jeffrey Wright's performance kept me captivated throughout the entire film. The directing was decent with some nice shots, and considering it was filmed in a real prison with real inmates, it was quite the well put-together production. It really shows the reality of the last weeks of prison life from a 23 year inmate ready to get out to the real world facing his final challenges. No action, twists or Hollywood effects here, just a story told really well. It's an honest 8/10 from me, and if anyone questions my review as fake, click on my username to see 1000+ ratings and 600+ reviews.

#PersonCrew
1Nathaniel Méchalycomposer
2Madeleine Sacklerdirector
3Ged Dickersinproducer
4Nick Gordonproducer
5Trevor Matthewsproducer
6Stephen Belberwriter