Miller's Crossing - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Miller's Crossing Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
January 27, 2003
Crystalline filmmaking.
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 16, 2003
A gleeful riff on a very old genre; the Coens make it sing anew with wit, intensity, and irresistible black humor.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
The film is a crossroads, more gratifying for the future directions it provided for its creators than for the pleasures it affords its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 20, 2002
Not a false move, a bad angle, an awkward line or a wanting performance at any point.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 2, 2002
The Coen Brothers certainly know noir. This mob tale shimmers with sparkling dialogue.
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
A screenplay of pure gold. I still think it's the best Coens film yet.
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
It is consistently good, but I suppose I have come to expect more from the Coens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Null
February 14, 2002
As for that story, it's good enough, but honestly I fail to see what everyone's all worked up about.
| Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
Even though the plot is propelled by lust and vengeance, there's no heat in the movie.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
There is a lot here to admire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
January 1, 2000
While Miller's Crossing is not as messy or inspired as Martin Scorsese's GoodFellas, or as richly suggestive as The Godfather, it accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Crossing is the kind of movie that benefits from a second sitting, to get a complete grip on the plot.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
As disturbing and densely beautiful as its opening image.

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
There's plenty of snappy plotting and double-crossing around it, with bitter twists and well-delivered, wonderfully literate, hard-nosed dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
While it unfolds, the viewer is entirely in thrall.
Ted Prigge
January 1, 2000
The story, which is extremely labyrinthine and complex, is nevertheless one that is endlessly fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
An amazingly entertaining film, loaded with zesty dialogue, gorgeously staged sequences and a bevy of wild characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Cole Smithey
November 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Danny Minton
KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
January 8, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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