Film #331: FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE
Friends of Eddie Coyle
4 out of 5 stars
Another rewatch... Seasoned director Peter Yates (BULLITT, MURPHY’S WAR, THE HOT ROCK, THE DEEP, BREAKING AWAY, EYEWITNESS, KRULL, and the list goes on and on) crafts this quintessential ‘70s crime thriller starring the great Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, and a host of well-known character actors. The story is basically about a low-level gun runner who’s about to go to prison and the lengths he goes to in order to stay out. Solid acting all around and the film’s pacing is spot-on. The Criterion print on this disc is a beaut with a crystal clear image and vibrant colors. This is one of the truly great crime dramas of the early 1970s. Highly recommended!!!