• The Big Easy (2005)

The Big Easy

Release Date: August 7th, 2005

DVD Release Date: February 2nd, 1999

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Colorful drama, set in New Orleans, about the relationship which develops between a young police lieutenant and an uncompromising female DA who is unimpressed with the bribery and corruption which is rife in his department. A vicious gang war is also simmering and looks set to erupt at any moment, as the murder of a Mafia soldier is followed swiftly by the killing of three drug-dealing gangsters.

Cast: Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman, Ebbe Roe Smith, Lisa Jane Persky, Charles Ludlam, Tom O'Brien

Director: Jim McBride

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Kings Road Entertainment

Keywords: Mystery, Murder, Spirited, Love, 1980s, Intense, Gripping

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    The film's strength is director Jim McBride's seemingly easy way of presenting us with a New Orleans that is more malevolent and intoxicating than the tourist trap that some think it to be. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The Big Easy is an extremely enjoyable (and well-lubricated) vehicle for two actors who aren't quite yet stars, but should be. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The Big Easy is one of the richest American films of the year. It also happens to be a great thriller. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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