Miller's Crossing (2011)
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Director:Joel Coen
Studio:20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Writer:Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Rated:Suitable for 15 years and over
Date Added:2011-11-15
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Joel Coen  ...  (Director)
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen  ...  (Writer)
Gabriel Byrne  ...  
Marcia Gay Harden  ...  
John Turturro  ...  
Albert Finney  ...  
Steve Buscemi  ...  
Barry Sonnenfeld  ...  Cinematographer
Summary: Arguably the best film by Joel and Ethan Coen, the 1990 "Miller's Crossing" stars Gabriel Byrne as Tom, a loyal lieutenant of a crime boss named Leo (Albert Finney) who is in a Prohibition-era turf war with his major rival, Johnny Caspar (Jon Polito). A man of principle, Tom nevertheless is romantically involved with Leo's lover (Marcia Gay Harden), whose screwy brother (John Turturro) escapes a hit ordered by Caspar only to become Tom's problem. Making matters worse, Tom has outstanding gambling debts he can't pay, which keeps him in regular touch with a punishing enforcer. With all the energy the Coens put into their films, and all their focused appreciation of genre conventions and rules, and all their efforts to turn their movies into ironic appreciations of archetypes in American fiction, they never got their formula so right as with "Miller's Crossing". With its Hammett-like dialogue and Byzantine plot and moral chaos mitigated by one hero's personal code, the film so transcends its self-scrutiny as a retro-crime thriller that it is a deserved classic in its own right. "--Tom Keogh"