29. Miller’s Crossing (1990)

04 Feb

Roger’s Rating :

Should be :

Roger didn’t have much love for the early Coen Brothers’ movies. He gave this great movie 3 stars in his review but he thought it had more style than substance. He says in his review : “This doesn’t look like a gangster movie, it looks like a commercial intended to look like a gangster movie. Everything is too designed. That goes for the plot and the dialogue, too. The dialogue is well-written, but it is indeed written. We admire the prose rather than the message. People make threats, and we think about how elegantly the threats are worded.”
IMDB has it at 8.0 at Rotten Tomatoes has it at 90%.
I love this movie, which is able to wink at the gangster genre, while at the same time adding to it. The twisting, the crossings, the style, the acting … a wonderful movie. One of my all time favorites.

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