Miller's Crossing

Miller's Crossing

Joel Coen (1990)

114min
18 Certificate
Thu 30 Nov 12:05am - 2:05am Sky Cinema Select
HD SUB WIDE
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Review

Our Score
This sublime Prohibition-era gangster saga from the Coen brothers is a magnificent display of compelling acting, spellbinding storytelling and fine film-making. A dark-hued, richly operatic mood piece, with machine-gun-fire dialogue and twisted meaty substance to spare, it focuses on the friendship between politician Albert Finney and the power behind his throne Gabriel Byrne, and the bloody Mob war that erupts when they fall in love with the same woman, Marcia Gay Harden (a role Bette Davis would have killed for). The title refers to a lonely, leafy glade where somebody's murder will take place. Byrne is simply outstanding as the cool, calculating catalyst around whom the whole vivid spectacle revolves.

Summary

A Mob boss watches as his empire crumbles around him after he refuses to have his girlfriend's brother killed. A disgruntled henchman responds by heading up a breakaway criminal faction, while the boss's right-hand man tries to decide where his loyalties lie. The Coen brothers' Prohibition-era gangster thriller, starring Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, Marcia Gay Harden and John Turturro.

Cast & Crew

Tom Reagan Gabriel Byrne
Leo O'Bannon Albert Finney
Verna Bernbaum Marcia Gay Harden
Bernie Bernbaum John Turturro
Mink Steve Buscemi
Johnny Caspar Jon Polito
Eddie Dane JE Freeman
Adolph Michael Jeter
Director Joel Coen
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Twentieth Century FoxGuidance: Contains violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama