What’s the rumpus? The Coens’ riff on Dashiell Hammett is one of their most flavourful achievements, an intricate, complex and compelling study of integrity among thieves set in the ethically compromised world of civic politics in the Prohibition era.
"A superb, languid fantasia on the theme of the gangster film that repays endless viewing." David Thomson, Have You Seen…?
"Maybe the greatest motion picture of the last 20 years." Jim Emerson, Scanners (2007)
"Elegantly profound, it’s a meditation on what doing the right thing might mean, with a spookily good, career-best performance from Byrne." Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph