Crossroads (1986)

Classically trained guitarist Eugene Martone (Ralph Macchio) begins working at a nursing home in Harlem and befriends a wizened bluesman named Willie Brown (Joe Seneca). Eugene helps Willie escape, and the two journey to the Mississippi… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 14, 1986
DVD Release Date: August 10, 2004
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Walter Goodman
New York Times

... ''Crossroads,'' which opens today at the U.A. Twin and other theaters, tries to travel down two or three roads at once and winds up at mighty familiar places.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Great blues music and authentic Deep South atmosphere highlight this unusually gentle film by Walter Hill.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Revels in the discoveries of youth and the gritty and cathartic magic of Mississippi Delta blues music.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

until the definitive movie about the blues is constructed, returning to Crossroads will have to suffice

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Meandering story with Ralph Macchio, mediocre Walter Hill.

Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

Any music fan will do well spend an hour and a half watching this one.

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Clint Morris

Macchio is to an electric beat

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Crossroads is one of the best films about music that I have ever seen. The film surrounds the legend of Robert Johnson. The film features a terrific story. A… More
Steve B.
Expected more from this one after 21 years of build-up. The Steve Vai/Macchio guitar duel at the end, frankly, left much to be desired.
Randy Tippy
Ralph Macchio is a guitar prodigy who makes a deal with the devil in order to save a friend. A bluesy rendition of Faust that's hampered by weak scripting… More
Lanning : )
Macchio's best performance. I give him great credit for working so hard on his guitar playing for this. Ry Cooder! One of the better movies that pays… More
Edward Boxler
It's the stuff of myth, and while the film doesn't always work, the actors bring the right sensibilities to their roles and the guitar playing is… More
Joseph Eastmond
I was entranced with the story. It really had me getting intuned with the film. Then the acting was getting better, and I waas even more Enthralled, finnaly the… More

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