Miller's Crossing
Miller's Crossing (1990)

Joel and Ethan Coen's third collaboration, the gangster film Miller's Crossing, stars Gabriel Byrne as Tom Reagan, the right-hand man of big-city Irish mob boss Leo (Albert Finney). The film opens with Italian mobster Johnny Caspar… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 22, 1990
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2003
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though possibly more notable for its distinctive style than an airtight story, this Coen brothers take on the classic gangster flick features sharp dialogue, impressive cinematography, and a typically quirky cast of characters.

Variety Staff

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

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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

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Chris Barsanti
Eyes Wide Open

'Miller's Crossing' might start in knowing satire and a winking brand of precise mimicry but it ends in a haunting existential trap.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

It never fully convinces in terms of either period or plot.

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Dan Fienberg

Perhaps the best the Coens have to offer -- stylish, funny, harrowing and brilliantly shot.

Peter Sobczynski
The Spool

Despite the number of great films that [the Coens have] made, this is the one that still stands head and shoulders above the rest.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

The Coens' take on Depression-era gangster flicks, looks gorgeous and showcases John Turturro's best acting ever.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

Without much point at all.

Russ Frushtick

If you're looking for a movie that rewards intense focus, this one fits the bill.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A gangster film for the ages is actually a homage to the B movies of days gone by, before The Godfather upped the ante and changed the game. Snappy dialogue and… More
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Mark Walker
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Al S
A classic Coen brothers film. Director, Joel Coen and his brother Producer, Ethan Coen crafted a stylish, brutal and disturbingly beautiful gangster epic that… More
Chris Weber
This is a brilliant and highly original gangster picture. It's a superb Coen Brothers film too. It's one of their absolute best, and I highly… More
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