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Variety Staff Substance is here in spades, along with the twisted, brilliantly controlled style on which filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen made a name.
Jonathan Rosenbaum It never fully convinces in terms of either period or plot.
Geoff Andrew It's arguably the US mainstream's first art movie since Days of Heaven; and quite wonderful.
Desson Thomson Crossing is the kind of movie that benefits from a second sitting, to get a complete grip on the plot.
John Hartl 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.
Rita Kempley As disturbing and densely beautiful as its opening image.