Crossing the Line
Crossing the Line (1990)

Adapted from the William McIlvanney novel The Big Man (which provides the film's alternate video title), this story concerns a shafted mineworker (Liam Neeson) who lost his job during a mid-'80s strike. Desperate to regain his… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 31, 1990
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

In its present form, it comes across as a rather unpleasant and only fitfully absorbing film of social protest.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

It tells and tells its story but never delivers a punch that actually connects.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Leland and scriptwriter Don Macpherson have made one of Britain's finest existential thrillers in ages.

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Leland strains for a profundity and seriousness that won't quite be squeezed from the material.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Beginning with Mr. Neeson, every member of the cast is as good as the circumstances allow.

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Cameron Johnson
Well, Liam Neeson's boxing days are finally back, and if that doesn't get your blood pumping, well, then, you must be watching this film rather than… More