Crossroads

Crossroads

By Walter Hill

  • Genre: Walter Hill
  • Release Date: 2008-08-12
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Director: Walter Hill
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • iTunes Price: GBP 6.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
5/10
5
From 381 Ratings

Description

Eugene Martone (Ralph Macchio, "The Karate Kid" & "The Karate Kid Part II") struggles with the devil and his destiny when he goes down to the CROSSROADS in this contemporary drama. With a potent blend of adventure, romance, and music, the film takes gifted young guitarist Martone into a dangerous and challenging new world. Obsessed with unlocking the mysteries of the blues, the fledging musician finds cantankerous Willie Brown (Joe Senaca), a master of the blues harmonica, and frees him from prison. The unlikely duo hoboes from New York to Mississippi as Martone searches for runaway Frances (Jami Gertz, "Quicksilver"). With a rich mixture of Delta blues and driving rock produced by Ry Cooder, the film takes Martone and Brown on an intense odyssey that leads them to a dramatic climax at the CROSSROADS.

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  • Hits all the right notes

    5
    By Abbey Roadie
    It could be said that this film suffers from a gallery of imperfections. And yet, beyond the template Hollywood script, stereotype roles, and unimaginative camera work, the whole miasma is washed away by the stupefying soundtrack played by the amazing Ry Cooder and Stevie Vai? What more do you want? A soul?

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