Miller's Crossing

Miller's Crossing

DVD - 2003
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During prohibition two gangland bosses struggle for control over a city, with one of the boss's lieutenants caught in the middle.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment ; [United States] : Fox Video, 2003
Branch Call Number: MIL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Onewhoissaved
Dec 12, 2016

Miller's Crossing, 1990, is a loser production from the Coen brothers, written by both of them, produced by one and directed by the other one. It is 115 minutes of tediousness that never delivers. Its' budget was $14 million but the box office flop brought in just $5,080,409. Compare this to the Godfather block buster from 1972 with a budget of $6–7 million and a box office of $245.1 million Yet TIME magazine called Miller's Crossing one of the 100 greatest films made since the inception of the periodical? The viewing public didn't agree with TIME. The movie hinges upon Irish actor Gabriel Byrne's ability to mesmerize us enough to want to stay with him as he plays all these criminals against each other like a game of thrones. He failed. He doesn't ever smile or laugh or exhibit what we call charisma. The entire film is dim lighted and didn't tantalize me at any frame.

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voisjoe1_0
Sep 12, 2016

As the film progressed, attitude, language, and suits were similar to that of the 30’s and 40’s crime films based on novels written by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler and the “comic” exaggerated violence seemed to be similar to that of the 1990’s film "Dick Tracy." Tom Reagan and Verna were main characters of "Miller's Crossing," names that I suspect were tributes to Regan and Velma of Chandler novels. As the plot progressed, I noticed a similarity to the plot of Hammett’s novel “The Glass Key.” I’ve come to the conclusion that the Coen Brothers have produced this film as a tribute to the great black and white film noir works of the mid 20th century.

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marx_bro
Sep 01, 2015

Gritty yesteryear portrayal of NYC's criminal underworld. The up-&-coming Italians take on the Irish power brokers. Unfortunately the crime bosses seem to do battle over relatively minor affronts. Great cast, great acting but shallow plot.

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Maoisdead
Aug 31, 2015

Very good crime drama. noir from the Coen Bros- the plot is convoluted but ti makes sense a second time around.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jul 16, 2015

Quick-witted dialogue and tommy gun bullets fly in equal share, and mob boss Albert Finney commands a hilarious scene of pre-bedtime destruction after a couple of hitmen sneak into his house.

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KateHillier Dec 11, 2013

The acting is supurb, the "Danny Boy" scene is worth the watch on its own, but the film itself sort of rambles off. The look of the film and the music is also amazing.

indigo_lion_24 Mar 12, 2013

Not the Coens best but once again annoying cult fans have to shout to the skies how great it is with their reviews.

The Coens are great filmmakers. That doesn't mean every one of their films has to be great.

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AdlerC
Oct 03, 2012

One of those underrated gangster movies that not a lot of people have heard of. Good acting and writing. Some really memorable scenes. John Turturro's really stands out.

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Darryl
Nov 23, 2010

Amazing movie. The Coen Brothers are consistently excellent with each of their films. John Turturro's acting in the forest scene is ridiculously good.

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bruins
Sep 17, 2009

The Coens' best-and THAT'S saying something!

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Apr 27, 2012

"What's the rumpus?" said by: everybody.

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