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Miller’s Crossing 1990 123movies

Miller’s Crossing 1990 123movies

Up is down, black is white, and nothing is what it seems.Sep. 21, 1990115 Min.
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Watch: Miller’s Crossing 1990 123movies, Full Movie Online – Tom Reagan (played by Gabriel Byrne) is the right-hand man, and chief adviser, to a mob boss, Leo (Albert Finney). Trouble is brewing between Leo and another mob boss, Johnny Caspar (Jon Polito), over the activities of a bookie, Bernie Bernbaum (John Turturro) and Leo and Tom are at odds on how to deal with it. Meanwhile, Tom is in a secret relationship with Leo’s girlfriend, Verna (Marcia Gay Harden), who happens to be the sister of Bernie. In trying to resolve the issue, Tom is cast out from Leo’s camp and ultimately finds himself stuck in the middle between several deadly, unforgiving parties..
Plot: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
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The Intellectual’s Gangster Film
“I’m talkin’ about friendship. I’m talkin’ about character. I’m talkin’ about–hell Leo, I ain’t embarrassed to use the word–ethics.” So Jon Polito, as crime-boss Johnny “Caspar,” describes to his overlord, Albert Finney as “Leo,” his point of view while seeking permission to kill a double-crossing underling (played by John Turturro) in the opening lines of __Miller’s Crossing__. Had the script sought only to explore the power relationship between the two chief mobsters (one the rising Italian, the other the diminishing Irishman), this would have been a very good gangster film. It portrays an earlier era in the nation’s history of organized crime (perhaps Chicago in the late ’20s), and one can imagine Leo as the Irish predecessor of __The Godfather__’s Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando).

Just as __The Godfather__ was really about family relationships and the ethical complexities arising when familial loyalty collides with the business of violence, however, __Miller’s Crossing__ is actually about, as Caspar tells us, friendship and character put under the enormous strain of that same business of violence. The film, therefore, centers on Leo’s trusted adviser Tom (played flawlessly by the Irish actor Gabriel Byrne). Tom is not a gunsel, but the brain behind Leo’s muscle. His decisions carry life and death consequences, however, and we watch him try to live with himself, to preserve his character, as he works out a code that will help him and his friends survive brutally violent upheavals. Critics of the film have cited its graphic cruelty and the seeming coldness of its characters, yet these are essential features in developing the film’s theme.

Sentimentality might get any of the major characters killed, and one notes the pathos and dark humor that underline an ironic distance that each character, especially Tom, cultivates as a tool for survival.

Clues abound as we wonder what Tom will do next. Follow, for example, the men’s hats over the course of the film. Who “keeps his lid on,” so to speak, and who loses his? Note the number of times characters exclaim “Jesus!” or “Damn!” when saying the name “Tom.” What has he sacrificed? Has he damned himself?

Spectacular action sequences, beautiful production values, top-notch camera work by Barry Sonnenfeld, a haunting musical score, and the best dialogue ever written by the Coen brothers make this a great gangster film. The fascinating and complex theme of friendship, character, and ethics make it one of the great films from any genre.

Review By: ams13
Grimly majestic film; one of the Coens’ best
Tom (Gabriel Byrne) is the right hand man of mobster Leo (Albert Finney). They’ve always “ruled” their city, despite elected officials. But, now, complications arise. Leo’s galpal, Verna (Marcia Gay Harden) is seen as a hardened dame, using Leo for a better life. Her brother, Bernie (John Tuturro) is a bookie who is in trouble with Leo and with another rising mob boss, Johnny (Jon Polito). Because Bern is his lover’s bro, Leo is reluctant to act against him. Meanwhile, Verna and Tom are having a secret affair, hardly loyal to Leo. Then, too, Tom is exploring working on the side for Johnny, because he has big debts to pay. Wouldn’t you know it, Tom is soon asked to “off” Bernie at Miller’s Crossing, a secluded wooded area where few bodies will be found. After all, Tom must prove his allegiance to Johnny. Fortunately, Tom finds a way out of his dilemma, but it doesn’t solve the long term situation. Plus, Leo discovers Tom’s double life, beats him up, and disowns him. With a growing battle between mobsters, who will remain standing? This intriguing, grimly majestic movie is a stellar piece of film making. The dialogue is superb, making the viewer hang on every word. Then, too, the direction includes scenes of great expertise, such as the one where a boy discovers a dead body, only to be startled when the man’s toupee flies off. The actors, too, are great, with Tuturro, especially, exhibiting mighty prowess. As a period piece, one admires the thirties costumes and decor. All in all, MC was one of the first great Coen flicks and fans can argue it is the best of them all.
Review By: inkblot11

Other Information:

Original Title Miller’s Crossing
Release Date 1990-09-21
Release Year 1990

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Budget 14000000
Revenue 5080409
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Dashiell Hammett
Actors Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro
Country United States
Awards 4 wins & 16 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories, New York (NY), USA (color)
Film Length 3,145 m (Sweden, cut version), 3,152 m (Sweden, uncut version)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Miller’s Crossing 1990 123movies
Miller’s Crossing 1990 123movies
Miller’s Crossing 1990 123movies
Miller’s Crossing 1990 123movies
Miller’s Crossing 1990 123movies
Miller’s Crossing 1990 123movies
Miller’s Crossing 1990 123movies
Original title Miller's Crossing
TMDb Rating 7.5 1,348 votes

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