Leo is the benevolent Irish gangster and political boss who rules an Easter city with the help of Tom, his trusted lieutenant and counselor. But their control of the town is challenged by an over-reaching Italian underboss and his ruthless henchman. Just as this threat erupts, Leo and Tom have a falling out over the same woman. Tom, caught in the jaws of a gangland violent outcome.
*Interview clips with: Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, & John Torturro
*Cross-promo trailers: Barton Fink & Raising Arizona
Cast & Crew
Substance is here in spades, along with the twisted, brilliantly controlled style on which filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen made a name.
The Coens' take on Depression-era gangster flicks, looks gorgeous and showcases John Turturro's best acting ever.
Crossing is the kind of movie that benefits from a second sitting, to get a complete grip on the plot.
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.
There is a lot here to admire.
As disturbing and densely beautiful as its opening image.