Johnny Greyeyes (2000) from Tuna

Johnny Greyeyes (2000) is a zero budget Canadian production centering on an Indian women, about to be released from prison, where she has been for seven years after shooting her father to stop him from beating her baby brother. It focuses on her internal struggle, and on a lesbian relationship she has with another Indian inmate.
All of the Indian portrayals were spot on, and the harsh realities of prison life are not glossed over. This is no WIP film. Johnny's brother, played by Jonathan Fisher, is probably the most charismatic character in the film despite the fact that he is a rebel, a doper, and a petty criminal. The exposure (breast only) comes from Tamara Podemski, as Fisher's live-in girlfriend, during a very mild sex scene.


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This is not a polished film, it lacks pace, and doesn't really have that much of a story line, but is, nonetheless, slightly engaging. IT is certainly not for everyone but does give an interesting glimpse into this culture.

The Critics Vote

  • The Eye 2/4. "The noble but inept independent film Johnny Greyeyes packs a lot of suffering into its brief running time"

The People Vote ...


IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C-

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