The Pope of Greenwich Village
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)

Dos primos de la Pequeña Italia en Nueva York que roban dinero para apostarle a los caballos, se inician en la mafia al tratar de escapar del barrio. Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page, Kenneth McMillan, Tony Musante.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 22, 1984
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2001
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Undisciplined direction and a clichéd story prevent The Pope of Greenwich Village from achieving greatness, but it's an entertaining showcase for its stars.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The film's central concern... is all too familiar, and director Stuart Rosenberg can't figure out a way to freshen it up.

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Terry Hiller
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

This is an actor's movie. In fact, Mickey Rourke is outstanding, and Eric Roberts, who is incapable of winning audience sympathy, turns in a super realistic performance.

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Patrick Taggart
Austin American-Statesman

Gripping, funny-sad entertainment.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

"Pope" is one of the best buddy films made in recent years.

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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times

The wonder of this explosively funny, tautly dangerous movie is that it's without a single false note.

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Allan Ulrich
San Francisco Examiner

Director Stuart Rosenberg, who hasn't made a really memorable movie since "Cool Hand Luke" in 1967, apparently believes that screaming and gesticulating can cover a multitude of plot lapses, needless digressions and hazy strokes of characterization.

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Laurie Horn
Miami Herald

This is primarily a genre film for those fascinated with Sicilian blood. But something about it gives it tentacles.

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Michael Blowen
Boston Globe

A prime example of an excellent movie that could have been great. The hot acting and snappy script set a savage pace that leaves director Stuart Rosenberg in the dust.

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Malcolm Johnson
Hartford Courant

Rosenberg... has a superb cast, and he has drawn mostly strong performances, though he sometimes seems too permissive.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Rourke is okay but Eric Roberts character is so annoying that you can't wait for the film to end. Geraldine Page was a great actress but an Oscar… More
Tony Gandía
Substandard; Roberts overacts; Rourke overbroods; predictably plotted; haphazardly directed. Other than Page, no one bothered to realistically convey emotion.
William Dunmyer
I've only been trying to see this movie for 20 years. It finally came to the top of my netflix queue. What a wonderful little movie this is -- and so… More
Derek Daniels
This film almost lost me with how utterly annoying Eric Roberts is in it. But, he's an integral part of this story about family bonds and friendship and a… More
Jim Hunter
Two restaurateurs turned thieves pull off a heist but anger the mob. Mickey Rourke was damn attractive in his younger days, and his talent, on full display in… More
Lanning : )
The summer wind came blowing in across the sea . . . <p> Mickey Rourke's best performance ever. Might be Eric Roberts best ever as well.… More