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A passion for blues music is evident in this drama based on a contest-winning script by former blues musician John Fusco -- and featuring one of the decade's best-received motion picture soundtracks, written and performed by Ry Cooder. Eugene Martone Ralph Macchio is a classically trained guitarist who desperately wants to locate a long-lost blues song. At a Harlem nursing home, Eugene finds Willie Brown (Joe Seneca), a legendary blues man who may be able to help him. Eugene becomes part of the master guitarist's scheme to reclaim his soul from the Devil, which he sold in exchange for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"until the definitive movie about the blues is constructed, returning to Crossroads will have to suffice"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Meandering story with Ralph Macchio, mediocre Walter Hill."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Any music fan will do well spend an hour and a half watching this one."
‑ Jamie Gillies, Apollo Guide
"Macchio is to an electric beat"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Great blues music and authentic Deep South atmosphere highlight this unusually gentle film by Walter Hill."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Revels in the discoveries of youth and the gritty and cathartic magic of Mississippi Delta blues music."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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