• Released
  • January 20, 1998
  • Drama
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Monument Ave. Synopsis
Gang brutality shocks a Boston thug's Irish cousin.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The dialogue and the ensemble acting maintain a near-perfect pitch.
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Mike Armstrong's relentlessly downbeat script allows Demme to develop an ensnaring camaraderie coupled with a dark destructiveness that...
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80

Village Voice

Under Ted Demme's accomplished direction, the film unfolds with a kind of ruthless simplicity, observing, rather than stating, the...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Leary, Demme, and screenwriter Mike Armstrong have come up with a brilliant, harrowing portrait of misplaced loyalties and savage valor...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Director Ted Demme (with a terse script by Mike Armstrong) keeps it darkly funny while exposing raw nerves in a buildup to unexpected...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is a whole genre of films about childhood friends still living in the old neighborhood and going down the drain of crime and drugs....
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
With fresh dialogue and a willingness to show his protagonists in a less-than-favorable light, Demme has found a way to make this entry...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
But where would these lads be without the pop-culture-happy language of Quentin Tarantino to fuel their bull sessions? Nowhere, that's...
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The fewer movies like this you've already seen, the better this one will play.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The story has some chillingly suspenseful episodes, although it's marred by overfamiliar themes and weak dialogue.
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