The Friends of Eddie Coyle ★★★½

An exercise in one tense moment after another. Whether it be a bank robbery, late night contraband exchange, a scarier bank robbery, or a sting operation, The Friends of Eddie Coyle doesn't let up on the suspense. Robert Mitchum delivers the best performance of his career as a crooked crime brain who's more interested in obtaining immunity from the law other than making a quick buck. To do this he must rat out all of his faithful associates behind their backs while he is sending them on their routine missions. This, in theory, should be a simple system, but what happens when his useful information loses its value? Thus is the answer the viewer is hopefully treated to. Great movie over all, with that funky 70's soundtrack in tow.

- The Spork Guy

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