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Monument Ave. (1998)

Monument Ave.



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This crime drama takes place among Irish-American toughs in Boston's Charlestown neighborhood. Car-thief Bobby O'Grady (Denis Leary) belongs to a gang run by bully Jackie O'Hara (Colm Meaney). Bobby's cousin Seamus (Jason Barry) is a recent arrival from Dublin. When Teddy (Billy Crudup) gets gunned down, Jackie is behind the hit, and investigator Hanolon (Martin Sheen) finds a cover-up among gang members. Participating in the code of silence, Bobby takes out his anger on his girlfriend Katy (Famke Janssen). The pointless murder of Seamus, who had planned to return to Ireland, prompts Bobby to face some hard decisions. Will he remain silent yet again? Shown at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.more
Rating: R (pervasive strong language, drug use and violence.)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Mike Armstrong, Michael Armstrong
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 3, 2001
Lions Gate Films

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Denis Leary
as Bobby O'Grady
Ian Hart
as Mouse Murphy
Jason Barry
as Seamus O'Grady
Billy Crudup
as Teddy Timmons
Martin Sheen
as Hanolon
Colm Meaney
as Jackie O'Hara
John Diehl
as Digger
Kevin Chapman
as Mickey Pat
Herbie Ade
as Herbie
Don Gavin
as Brosnihan
Bill L. McDonald
as Father Donahue
Gene "Bucky" Boles
as John Kelsey
Sandra Shippley
as Mrs. Timmons
Sue McGinnis
as Mrs. Turbody
Jackie Sullivan
as Bar Owner
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Critic Reviews for Monument Ave.

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (10)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | September 25, 1998
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Monument Ave.

While it may be familiar, Monument Ave is gritty, realistic, and certainly an authentic depiction of the bleak nature of the 'mean streets'. Denis Leary is especially convincing.

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

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Ted Demme's death ay 38 was a tragic loss to film. This film along with his previous film "Beautiful Girls" and his last feature "Blow" showed he was a gifted director. This is the Irish version of Scorsese's "Mean Streets" and it delves into themes long seen in films dealing with the Irish community that of informing. Denis Leary is able to throw in stand up bits into scenes. Leary gives his best performance in a film. Sheen in his small role as always shows why he is one of this county's great actors. Meaney plays the usual shanty Irish piece of shit bad guy. Noah Emmerich in his small role as a racist neighborhood tough guy is great. Only issue was the running time.

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