Miami Blues
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Based on the late Charles Willeford's series of hard-boiled crime novels featuring Miami cop Hoke Moseley, the Jonathan Demme-produced Miami Blues opens with the prison release of Frederick Frenger Jr. (Alec Baldwin), a deranged killer who has barely de-boarded his plane before he's killed a Hare Krishna in the airport. Checking into his hotel, Frenger meets up with Susie Waggoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a young prostitute with dreams of domestic life, and the two quickly become romantically involved. Meanwhile, the Hare Krishna murder case is given to Moseley (Fred Ward), a grizzled… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Baldwin, Ward and Leigh are all perfect in this violent and funny and underseen gem."
‑ Dan Fienberg,
"A terrific crime movie that's both quirky and gritty."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Disarming black comedy-drama stands out among others in the pack because its offbeat plot turns make it hard for the viewer to match a rhythm to it"
‑ Shane Burridge,
"One of Baldwin's best performances in a solid black comedy"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"A cunningly hip crime caper that packs a decent amount of swagger"
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"Hard-boiled and consistently surprising. The entire cast shines."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"A solid but unmemorable crime thriller."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
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