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  1. Nick Schwab's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    The muted color scheme in this crime procedural gives dreary Boston its traditional flavor of corruption and working-class grit. While the attention it gives to the shady dealings full of suspicion by all, with city rat dialogue better than Tarantino's later not-so real talk, actually being layered and purposeful, even when it's nothing more than people shooting the shit. Call it, Pulp Fiction without the 'pulp'.

  2. Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Seen at the Aero for Mitchum's 100th birthday, and who better to bridge classic hardboiled noir with the new brand of 70s grit? It is an outstanding performance, introducing Mitchum first as the cagey, tough, seen-it-all pro we know/love before stripping back layer after layer of dignity to reveal a sad sack facing the end. Contrary to many classic noirs—including some with Mitchum—there's no grandeur in fatality.

  3. Christofi Cotonou's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    It's tragic. It's human. The screenplay is unfathomably good, and there's some top level filmmaking at play. Watch.

  4. ammar's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

  5. HSBilly's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    eddie coyle is made for mr. mitchum

  6. wizdom's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Slow burn noir. Robert Mitchuim gives an outstanding performance as a small-time gangster living from job to job.

  7. Matthew Martens's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Timeless at its world-weary depths, exquisitely dated on its squalid surface, Yates' Coyle cribs whole pages right out of Higgins' novel, itself very nearly a script. "What dialogue!" blurbed Mailer on the back of the book -- it applies with equal wonder here. I prefer Higgins' ending, and feel mixed about "have a nice day," but can only love these performances of wounded fools and players in covetable sweaters.

  8. Ethan's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    This is Robert Mitchum aging gracefully in this very intimate gangster film. His performance doesn't overshadow this film and it is absolute perfect.

  9. Droog811's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Bleak and desperate, just like Mitchum's character in in the film. Deals, deals and more deals...everyone's making deals in this...but in the end, some are good yet others are bad and turn out to be double-crosses...love this film.

  10. Andrew Miller's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Sleep... then die. No one will remember you when you're gone.

  11. el.'s rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    3,5/5. it's wonderful how easy going this is and yet it twists around several stories in a very cunning way. and before you know it, the end credits are rolling and you kind of start to miss that wonderful dialogue.

  12. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    A solid film, but ultimately felt like a hodgepodge of plot lines from several better 70s crime pics. Worth a look for the always enthralling Mitchum. 3.5 stars

  13. El Biffo's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Archetype 70's crime film almost plays like an episode of "Columbo" in its style, pacing, and especially the music. What makes this so different is Mitchum's performance, world-weary and empty; I wish Bresson could have directed this film instead of Yates. 70's film staple Peter Boyle is the perfect counterweight to Mitchum, and Alex Rocco ("Moe Green" in "The Godfather), also perfectly cast. Hauntingly bleak.

  14. film_lies101's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Nothing about is revelatory but it is well made, the dialogue especially rings true

  15. Howard Orr's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Mitcham excels as the low-level criminal turned informer, but when the great man is offscreen events seem inconsequential. Like Coyle, the film is torn between the romance and reality of the underworld, and the rather meek in-between result leaves me wanting bravura and brutality; instead there's a bullet through the car window, and no blood.

  16. Matt's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    "Hurts like a bastard."

  17. Rohan Berry's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    A low-key tragedy about a small-time criminal who rats on those further down the ladder than himself. Robert Mitchum is simply stunning as the title character, a man always on the make, but never seemingly in luck. The film seems to suggest Coyle is solely responsible for the choices he makes, yet that is seriously questioned by the machinations and misinformation rife both in the gang and within the police force.

  18. Mtume Gant's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Stellar picture and one of the unsung films of the 1970's. True depiction of raw honesty of the grunt whose story we hardly ever hear. "Number Four Bobby Orr....some kinda future he's got"

  19. Jamie Scott-Dyson's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    A strong film with Mitchum bringing his full force of talent to astoudning effect. I saw it as a inviting peer hole into a complex seedy underworld far bigger than we the audience can concieve. My only critiscm is it's wavering between deep charecter piece and plot driven heist movie; meaning it doesn't quite truely fufill either as much as it could. Second viewing is demanded so my mind may change. Solid 4/5

  20. dschank's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    sober, methodical, unsentimental and astonishingly faithful to the george v. higgins novel that inspired it. it's hard not to think of "the wire" during the surveillance sequences. i've never robbed a bank, or sold guns to people who rob banks, or tried to catch people who sell guns to people who rob banks. but i bet this is what it feels like.

  21. Ronald Wilson's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Great undervalued film with a greatly undervalued perfprmance by Robert Mitchum!

  22. TheBigCombo's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Gran policial low-key. Cuanto le copio "The Town"!

  23. Pedro's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Minimalistic and mechanical, superb dialogues... a very interesting neo-noir starring a focused Robert Mitchum. "Have a nice day."

  24. NICOLE86's rating of the film The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Robert Mitchum is awesome in this (second to Night of the Hunter).

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