Miller's Crossing
Miller's Crossing (1990)

Joel and Ethan Coen's third collaboration, the gangster film Miller's Crossing, stars Gabriel Byrne as Tom Reagan, the right-hand man of big-city Irish mob boss Leo (Albert Finney). The film opens with Italian mobster Johnny Caspar… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 22, 1990
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2003
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91%
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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
Variety

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
Filmcritic.com

...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
Kevin M. Williams
A gangster film for the ages is actually a homage to the B movies of days gone by, before The Godfather upped the ante and changed the game. Snappy dialogue and… More
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Mark Walker
"You ain't got a license to kill bookies and today I ain't sellin' any. So take your flunky and dangle". It was in 1984 that we were… More
Al S
A classic Coen brothers film. Director, Joel Coen and his brother Producer, Ethan Coen crafted a stylish, brutal and disturbingly beautiful gangster epic that… More
Chris Weber
This is a brilliant and highly original gangster picture. It's a superb Coen Brothers film too. It's one of their absolute best, and I highly… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Nobody knows anybody. Not that well."</i> Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between… More