Millers Crossing

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This movie ranks up there with the best ever made. It's engrossing and absurd. Thought provoking, and hysterical. Shocking and oh so familiar. And the writing is just the best. Not a single word could be added or subtracted from this film - it's perfection. And every performance supports the writing and every other aspect of this film. Superb and extraordinary in every way. A precursor and the eaqual of The Usual Suspects, and matched only by The Hudsucker Proxy, another Coen brothers classic. I've watched it seven or eight times and enjoy it more each time. Watch it again and agaian.

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Absolutely Amazing

by norm@recede.com on 3/23/2003

This movie ranks up there with the best ever made. It's engrossing and absurd. Thought provoking, and hysterical. Shocking and oh so familiar. And the writing is just the best. Not a single word could be added or subtracted from this film - it's perfection. And every performance supports the writing and every other aspect of this film. Superb and extraordinary in every way. A precursor and the eaqual of The Usual Suspects, and matched only by The Hudsucker Proxy, another Coen brothers classic. I've watched it seven or eight times and enjoy it more each time. Watch it again and agaian. Read More

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Product Overview

The irish gangsters take on the italians in a bloody battle for territory during prohibition in this brainy and explosive drama from the coen brothers.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40220743
UPC 024543073833
UPC 14 00024543073833
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Crime
Gangs
Love Triangle
Mobsters
Organized Crime
Recommended
Suspense
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note An Irish gangster (Albert Finney) and his trusted lieutenant (Gabriel Byrne) and counselor find their domination of the town threatened by an ambitious Italian underboss (Jon Polito). Just as this threat erupts, the two sever their friendship when they realize that they love the same woman (Marcia Gay Harden). When one joins ranks with the enemy, a bloody gang war erupts. Violent and compelling work from the Coen brothers.
Plot Summary
Summary In 1929, Tom Reagan is the intellectual right-hand man to Leo, one of the city's political bosses. Leo is being harassed by gangster Johnny Caspar to kill Bernie Bernbaum, who is cutting into his action, but Leo refuses because of his love for Bernie's sister, Verna. Unfortunately, Tom is also in love with Verna, and the feelings that both men have for her will lead to a gang war that threatens to destroy them all.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Intimidating helpless women is part of my job." -- TOM| (Gabriel Byrne) to Verna in a women's room|"Then why don't you find one and intimidate her." -- VERNA (Marcia Gay Harden)
Reviews
Rolling Stone "...Spare, resonant and astonishingly beautiful....A jewel of a gangster film..." 10/04/1990 p.50
Sight and Sound "...MILLER'S CROSSING assumes a precision of correspondence between content and form which is all to rare in the cinema today..." 09/01/1990 p.64-5
USA Today "...The film is a primer in screen virtuosity....Both film and actors somehow manage to seem realistic and stylized at the same time..." -- 4 out of 4 stars 09/21/1990 p.6D
Film Comment "...MILLER'S CROSSING is a stately and respectful genre treatise....Joel and Ethan Coen are meticulous filmmakers....It's filled with a great deal of beauty, skill, and a kind of ironic truth..." 01/01/1991 p.54-8
Los Angeles Times "...[An] elegiac, stylish gangster movie....It has somber, poetic images and an especially fine musical score that braids its Irish themes together hauntingly..." 10/19/1990 p.F1
Total Film "...This is the most elegant, most forceful and -- arguably -- simply the best film the Coen brothers have yet produced..." 11/01/2003 p.126
Entertainment Weekly "[A] deliriously twisty homage to hard-boiled '40s gangster flicks....If you haven't seen it, do so, stat! It's a masterpiece." -- Grade: A 09/02/2011
Directors
Joel Coen
Actors
Gabriel Byrne
Albert Finney
Cast & Crew
Albert Finney - Actor
Gabriel Byrne - Actor
J.E. Freeman - Actor
John Polito - Actor
John Turturro - Actor
Marcia Gay Harden - Actor
Joel Coen - Director
Ethan Coen - Producer
Ethan Coen - Writer
Joel Coen - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1990
Catalog ID 2007383
UPC 00024543073833
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 115 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Miller's Crossing comes from two traditions that sometimes overlap, the gangster movie of the 1930s and the film noir of the 1940s. It finds its characters in the first and its visual style in the second, but the visuals lack a certain stylish tackiness that film noir sometimes had. They're in good taste. The plot is as simple as an old gangster movie, but it takes us a long time to figure that out, because the first half hour of the film involves the characters in complicated dialogue where they talk about a lot of people we haven't met, and refer to a lot of possibilities we don't understand. It's the kind of movie you have to figure out in hindsight.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Byrne,Gabriel
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Rita Kempley, Washington Post As disturbing and densely beautiful as its opening image.

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