"...The film is a primer in screen virtuosity....Both film and actors somehow manage to seem realistic and stylized at the same time..." -- 4 out of 4 stars
USA Today - Mike Clark (09/21/1990)
"...MILLER'S CROSSING assumes a precision of correspondence between content and form which is all to rare in the cinema today..."
Sight and Sound - Tim Pulleine (09/01/1990)
"...Spare, resonant and astonishingly beautiful....A jewel of a gangster film..."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (10/04/1990)
"...This is the most elegant, most forceful and -- arguably -- simply the best film the Coen brothers have yet produced..."
Total Film - Ceri Thomas (11/01/2003)
"...MILLER'S CROSSING is a stately and respectful genre treatise....Joel and Ethan Coen are meticulous filmmakers....It's filled with a great deal of beauty, skill, and a kind of ironic truth..."
Film Comment - Frank Thompson (01/01/1991)
"...An elegiac, stylish gangster movie....It has somber, poetic images and an especially fine musical score that braids its Irish themes together hauntingly..."
Los Angeles Times - Sheila Benson (10/19/1990)
"A deliriously twisty homage to hard-boiled '40s gangster flicks....If you haven't seen it, do so, stat! It's a masterpiece." -- Grade: A
Entertainment Weekly - Chris Nashawaty (09/02/2011)