The Friends of Eddie Coyle

1973

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

33
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 88%
IMDb Rating 7.5 10 7041

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Cast

Robert Mitchum as Eddie 'Fingers' Coyle
Peter Boyle as Dillon
Alex Rocco as Jimmy Scalise
James Tolkan as The Man's contact man
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806.34 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 42 min
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 42 min
P/S 3 / 14

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Bogdan 10 / 10

One of the most realistic movies ever made

"This life's HARD man, but it's HARDER if you're stupid!"

The atmosphere simply cuts your breath away. The dialogue is clever and, at times, ironic. Robert Mitchum plays the role of a gangster, who wants to retire from that life full of danger, impeccable. Richard Jordan and Peter Boyle also delight us with their solid performances. Simply put, The Friends of Eddie Coyle is a realistic movie, a film that portrays the ruthless life of gangsters, a film without mistake.

Reviewed by christopher-underwood 8 / 10

No sex and violence or splashy effects

What this is not, is a super slick, fast moving, sexy and violent cops and robbers movie - there's not even a car chase and this from the man that made Bullitt. What this is, is a very low key, believable look at downtown crime in 70s US and a faded Robert Mitchum struggling to survive in his later years and avoid a spell inside. And of course to do this he has to call in some of his 'friends' and do a little more crime. He struggles a bit in the part but this might be Yates lack of direction which will also become evident in The Deep. Within the environment of a dirty Boston and even dirtier pals this is all fine. Steven Keats in his first film is fantastic as the ultra laid back gun runner, Jackie Brown and the ever reliable Peter Boyle has a central role of the barman who notices things and is not afraid to pass on information, a year before Young Frankenstein. The way Boyle moves around in the makes you think he's already practising for that role. No sex and violence or splashy effects then but simply a good wild crime movie told from an unusual angle, the bottom.

Reviewed by alexanderdavies-99382 9 / 10

A story about a tired low member of the underworld.

"The Friends of Eddie Coyle" was one of those gems that all but disappeared from the radar for many years. Television showings in Britain have been few and far between. Then 10 years ago, the director Peter Yates oversaw the film's debut on DVD by recording an audio commentary - a long overdue release. Sadly, the director passed away not long afterwards. "The Friends of Eddie Coyle" is just as much a character study as it is a crime film. In the title role, Robert Mitchum gives one of his defining performances as the rather tired low member of the Boston underworld. The local C.I.A have built a case against Coyle for various offences but in order to avoid a lengthy prison term, Coyle becomes pressured into assisting the agents in bringing down the mob. He has no choice but to agree..... The acting is terrific all round from the supporting cast. It is Peter Boyle and Richard Jordan who come off best. Those two actors and Robert Mitchum have the most screen time. The direction by Englishman Peter Yates is some of his best as he shows the rather harsh reality in which the characters find themselves. The bank robbery scenes are very good. The ending is a bit bleak but that is only what I expected. Now that "The Friends of Eddie Coyle" is available on British DVD and Blu Ray, it can be enjoyed all over again.

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