Miller's Crossing

"Good"

Miller's Crossing Review


The Coen brothers went all Clockwork Orangey in their most violent but least ironic picture, Miller's Crossing. It's a relatively run of the mill gangster thriller, though oddly the film has found an intensely loyal audience. (Many even consider it to be the best of the Coens' films.) The story follows a Prohibition era crime boss's aide (Gabriel Byrne), who finds himself trying to keep the peace between his boss and a warring faction. He loves his boss's gal, too.

None of this is told tongue-in-cheek style like Fargo, it's a "serious" gangster movie, only one in which odd musical cues -- like "Danny Boy" during a bedroom shootout -- are the norm. Very little of the film is surprising, and the story is quite straightforward. As for that story, it's good enough, but honestly I fail to see what everyone's all worked up about.



Miller's Crossing

Facts and Figures

Run time: 115 mins

In Theaters: Friday 5th October 1990

Box Office Worldwide: $5.1M

Budget: $14M

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox

Production compaines: Circle Films, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Fresh: 50 Rotten: 5

IMDB: 7.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Tom Reagan, as Verna Bernbaum, as Bernie Bernbaum, as Johnny Caspar, as Eddie Dane, as Liam 'Leo' O'Bannon, as Frankie, Al Mancini as Tic-Tac, Richard Woods as Mayor Dale Levander, Thomas Toner as O'Doole, as Mink, Mario Todisco as Clarence "Drop" Johnson, as Tad, as Adolph, as Terry, Jeanette Kontomitras as Mrs. Caspar, Louis Charles Mounicou III as Johnny Caspar, Jr., John McConnell as Cop - Brian, as Cop - Delahanty, Helen Jolly as Screaming Lady, Hilda McLean as Landlady, Monte Starr as Gunman in Leo's House, Don Picard as Gunman in Leo's House, Salvatore H. Tornabene as Rug Daniels, Kevin Dearie as Street Urchin, as Caspar's Driver, Charles Ferrara as Caspar's Butler, Esteban Fernandez as Caspar's Cousin, George Fernandez as Caspar's Cousin, as Hitman at Verna's, Dave Drinkx as Hitman #2, David Darlow as Lazarre's Messenger, Robert LaBrosse as Lazarre's Tough, Carl Rooney as Lazarre's Tough, Jack Harris as Man with Pipe Bomb (as Jack David Harris), as Son of Erin, as Snickering Gunman, John Schnauder Jr. as Cop with Bullhorn, Zolly Levin as Rabbi, Joey Ancona as Boxer, Bill Raye as Boxer, William Preston Robertson as Voice (voice), as Mayor's secretary (uncredited)

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