This is one of the first times I’ll ever recommend a movie that I fully admit I don’t really like. I mean if you flat out ask me if this is a good movie I’ll will 100% of the time tell you “no.” And yet it’s one of those movies that I’ll leave on if there’s nothing else on TV. Usually in those scenarios I leave on movies like Weird Science or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. But Empire? It’s not even good! Yet I think you need to see it.
This is a typical John Leguizamo later in his career movie. In fact I don’t even think this movie made it to the theaters. Might have been made for HBO. In short, A successful South Bronx drug dealer (Leguizamo) turns his back on his roots and gives money to a Wall Street broker to invest for him.
Unfortunately the broker isn’t exactly who he thought it would be. Then, drama or should I say hilarity ensues. The banker is played by Peter Sarsgaard and Denise Richards is in this film as well. Like I said. It’s really not good but it’s worth a watch.
A trailer after the jump…..
The narration in this movie is so bad it’s amazing.