Miller's Crossing
Miller's Crossing (1990)

Joel Coen's and Ethan Coen's third film is a dark, moody gangland epic. The typically complex Coen plot centers on the machinations of Leo, the tough Irish mob boss, and his partner-in-crime Tom (Gabriel Byrne). The Italian mob… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 20, 2003
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Critic Score: 91% 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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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[The Coen brothers'] most complicated and dense movie.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Without much point at all.

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Chris Barsanti

...joke-heavy and bullet-riddled and studded with some of the most crackling dialogue heard since 'The Front Page.'

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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.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Crossing is the kind of movie that benefits from a second sitting, to get a complete grip on the plot.

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Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

It has always been one of the special pleasures of movies that they dream worlds and map them at the same time. Miller's Crossing dreams a beaut...

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
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Chris Weber
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Graham Jones
This one gets a higher rating based on the set design and overall rich feel. The Coen's execute their gangster flick w/ visual expertise. The problem is… More