4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
An obligue gangster classic,
By A Customer
This review is from: Miller's Crossing [VHS] (VHS Tape)
The Coen Brothers are among the best film makers to have arisen from the U.S. independent scene. Their brand of slick dialogue and genre bending is consistently refreshing. Miller's Crossing is definitely their finest film. Influenced by the old Warner Bros. gangster flicks of the 30's and 40's, not to mention the hardened thrillers of Hammet, the plot involves double cross, triple cross, the obligatory femme fatale, betrayal and some gut wrenching violence. It is also the Coens' most emotional film which is ironic as the film's anti-hero (Gabriel Byrne) comes to abandon his feelings, viewing them as a weakness. Fargo was a masterpiece, but Miller's Crossing is even better.