Crossing is the kind of movie that benefits from a second sitting, to get a complete grip on the plot. full review
Substance is here in spades, along with the twisted, brilliantly controlled style on which filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen made a name. full review
It never fully convinces in terms of either period or plot. full review
The Coens' take on Depression-era gangster flicks, looks gorgeous and showcases John Turturro's best acting ever.
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.