Rated: R for much violence Reviewed by: Frank and Chris Release date: September 21, 1990 Released by:
Miller's Crossing is a dark brooding violent black comedy. The problem is that the violence is blatant and lavish and the comedy is subtle and intellectual. The script is also confusing and goes in no discernible direction,
Crossing is filmed well, creates an atmosphere of its time and is irreverent to democracy in Chicago. It is also well acted and leaves a strong impression. The image carried away, however, is one of a stream of violent murders and beatings and little of the insult to the political system. Despite its efforts, it will appeal to a very narrow audience; I'm not part of the audience.