Little Odessa
Little Odessa (1995)

A somber portrait of organized crime and family trauma, Little Odessa centers on the trouble caused when hit man Joshua Shapira (Tim Roth) returns to his old neighborhood of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. A hired killer for the Russian Mafia,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 19, 1995
DVD Release Date: March 16, 1999
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

This dark, brooding family melodrama, set against the context of Brooklyn's Russian-Jewish mob, is well acted by Tim Roth, Maximillian Schell, Vanessa Redgrave, and Edward Furlong.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Desperately trying to say something complex, it only manages to look as if it said something that mattered.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
With an unrelatable psychopath at its center and only the strong performances to commend, especially from Tim Roth and Maximilian Schell, this is a failed… More
Alec Barniskis
You can see brief flashes of potential brilliance, but the fact that none of them amount to anything only makes the film more disappointing. Also, I hope that… More
Todd Smith
Billed as another Goodfellas, Little Odessa is the story of a mafia hitman returning home to do a job, as well as seeing the poor immigrant family he left… More
Chosen 718
Good film, good performances.
Jeffrey Meyers
Never quite reaching its' full potential, Little Odessa still stands as a testament as to the underrated abilities of Tim Roth, while also offering a dark,… More