Miller's Crossing

Miller's Crossing

Miller's Crossing

Tom Regan (Gabriel Byrne) tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties in this Coen brothers neo-noir gangster film.

When the Italian mafia threatens to kill a crooked bookie (John Turturro), Irish mob boss Leo O'Bannon (Albert Finney) refuses to allow it, chiefly because he's dating the bookie's sister, Verna Bernbaum (Marcia Gay Harden). Leo's right-hand man, Tom Reagan (Byrne) is also seeing Verna on the sly, and when he's found out is obliged to switch sides, going to work for the Italian mob amidst a dramatically escalating gang war over liquor distribution.

1990Rating: R18, Violence115 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

press

Substance is here in spades, along with the twisted, brilliantly controlled style on which filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen made a name.

Time Out

Time Out

press

It's arguably the US mainstream's first art movie since Days of Heaven; and quite wonderful.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Without much point at all.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

There is a lot here to admire.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Yet anything this stylish should have something to say, and "Miller's Crossing" is a declaration of serious but not altogether fathomable intentions. And unfortunately for a movie about friendship and loyalty, its diversions aren't enough to melt its cold, cold heart.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

With suddenly dark moments and trademark inflections in the script, it remains typically Coen unorthodox - another intriguing contradiction.

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

Substance is here in spades, along with the twisted, brilliantly controlled style on which filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen made a name.

Time Out

Time Out

press

It's arguably the US mainstream's first art movie since Days of Heaven; and quite wonderful.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Without much point at all.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

There is a lot here to admire.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Yet anything this stylish should have something to say, and "Miller's Crossing" is a declaration of serious but not altogether fathomable intentions. And unfortunately for a movie about friendship and loyalty, its diversions aren't enough to melt its cold, cold heart.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

With suddenly dark moments and trademark inflections in the script, it remains typically Coen unorthodox - another intriguing contradiction.

5.0

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