Night At The Golden Eagle
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A pair of elderly career criminals may have ended their old lives before they can start a new one in this streetwise drama. Tommy (Donnie Montemarano) and Mic (Vinnie Argiro) are a pair of aging wiseguys who used to work on the fringes of the New York mob. Now in their mid-sixties, Tommy has just been sprung from prison after spending seven years behind bars, and Mick has offered to put him up at his place -- a room in a seedy Los Angeles flophouse called the Golden Eagle, which is overrun by junkies, streetwalkers, and bums with no where else to go. While Tommy's been in stir, Mick has… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One just waits grimly for the next shock without developing much attachment to the characters."
‑ David Hunter, Hollywood Reporter
"The director seems to take an unseemly pleasure in [the characters'] misery and at the same time to congratulate himself for having the guts to confront it."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"This is a dark, gritty, sometimes funny little gem."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"Rifkin no doubt fancies himself something of a Hubert Selby Jr., but there isn't an ounce of honest poetry in his entire script; it's simply crude and unrelentingly exploitative."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Rifkin's references are ... impeccable throughout."
‑ Chris Wiegand, Boxoffice Magazine
"These are textbook lives of quiet desperation."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"Another in-your-face wallow in the lower depths made by people who have never sung those blues."
‑ Jan Stuart, Newsday
"Nothing about the stories in and of themselves is particularly original, but Rifkin knows how to create atmosphere."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"It's Tommy's job to clean the peep booths surrounding her, and after viewing this one, you'll feel like mopping up, too."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
"Never decides whether it wants to be a black comedy, drama, melodrama or some combination of the three."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"A modest pleasure that accomplishes its goals with ease and confidence."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Too bad writer-director Adam Rifkin situates it all in a plot as musty as one of the Golden Eagle's carpets."
‑ Justin Hartung, Citysearch
"The project is a labor of love, powerfully effective in shining a light on a part of the world from which most would rather avert their eyes."
‑ Athan Bezaitis,
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