Mikey and Nicky
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Nickey (John Cassavetes) is a small-time Jewish gangster in trouble with the mob. He calls on his lifelong friend Mikey (Peter Falk) for help. During the night the two spend together, the power of their friendship is undermined by their mutual nastiness and pressing financial concerns. Elaine May's script was allegedly taken from an episode in the life of her uncle.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Elaine May's feature not only stars John Cassavetes, but also feels like a tribute to his work (particularly Husbands)."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The impeccably played Mikey & Nicky moves with such certainty and glory that it emerges as an underrated masterpiece."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"...it's difficult not to admire the performances and May's dialogue..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"As talky as it is, you might think Cassavetes himself directed it. Mainly for fans of that type of thing, but compelling enough for the neophyte."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"A one-of-a-kind movie."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"A powerful dark tale that is emotional and profound in its unsentimental characterization of lowly underworld figures."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"the film has matured very nicely, even though its protagonists never will"
‑ Jake Euker, Filmcritic.com
"Considering the gross overextension of the shoot and the indulgence of the actors, ... it makes perfect sense that the movie feels like the result of a game of 52 pick-up rather than the realization of a design."
‑ Alan Dale, Blogcritics.org
"An underrated little movie about small-time crooks and killers. Cassavetes and Falk are at their naturalistic best. A must for fans of gritty New York movies."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Mikey and Nicky finds two of the most inventive American actors of their generation riffing off of each other to provide a relatively thorough series of observations about the difficulties of male friendship."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
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