Mikey and Nicky
Mikey and Nicky (1976)

Nickey (John Cassavetes) is a small-time Jewish gangster in trouble with the mob. He calls on his lifelong friend Mikey (Peter Falk) for help. During the night the two spend together, the power of their friendship is undermined by their… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1976
DVD Release Date: December 21, 2004
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Josh Larsen

An intriguing detour for Elaine May...

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Alan Dale

Considering the gross overextension of the shoot and the indulgence of the actors, ... it makes perfect sense that the movie feels like the result of a game of 52 pick-up rather than the realization of a design.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

An underrated little movie about small-time crooks and killers. Cassavetes and Falk are at their naturalistic best. A must for fans of gritty New York movies.

Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] Elaine May wrote and directed "Mikey and Nicky" (1976) as a feminist think piece driven by her volatile male characters.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The impeccably played Mikey & Nicky moves with such certainty and glory that it emerges as an underrated masterpiece.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...it's difficult not to admire the performances and May's dialogue...

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Emanuel Levy

Elaine May's feature not only stars John Cassavetes, but also feels like a tribute to his work (particularly Husbands).

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A powerful dark tale that is emotional and profound in its unsentimental characterization of lowly underworld figures.

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Jake Euker

the film has matured very nicely, even though its protagonists never will

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Adam Mahler
a black comedy w/o jokes, and like a Cassavettes movie w/o excess, every action goes the real way not the movie way; it hurts
Kevin "The Ninja"
Not a typical mob movie, they are more of a side story. The real story is basically shot like a case study of two friends. It was a good movie and it was nice… More
Tim Sigur
Cassavettes and Falk together for two hours...need I say more?
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic][color=darkslategray]"Mikey and Nicky" is a movie about a low level criminal on the lam named Nicky(John Cassavetes) who thinks… More