Monument Ave. (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

Monument Ave. (1998)



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This crime drama takes place among Irish-American toughs in Boston's Charlestown neighborhood. When Teddy gets killed, gang leader Jackie is behind the hit, and Bobby participates angrily in the code of silence. When Bobby's cousin Seamus also gets hit by Teddy, Bobby faces some hard decisions.

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Denis Leary
as Bobby O'Grady
Ian Hart
as Mouse Murphy
Jason Barry
as Seamus O'Grady
Billy Crudup
as Teddy Timmons
Martin Sheen
as Hanolon
Colm Meaney
as Jackie O'Hara
John Diehl
as Digger
Kevin Chapman
as Mickey Pat
Herbie Ade
as Herbie
Don Gavin
as Brosnihan
Bill L. McDonald
as Father Donahue
Gene "Bucky" Boles
as John Kelsey
Sandra Shippley
as Mrs. Timmons
Sue McGinnis
as Mrs. Turbody
Jackie Sullivan
as Bar Owner
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Critic Reviews for Monument Ave.

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7)

All the camaraderie aside, these are not particularly likable characters, yet [Leary] still manages to make you care about Bobby. It's been a long time since even Robert DeNiro pulled that one off, and Leary deserves as much credit as he can get.

February 8, 2018 | Full Review…
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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. Few of them capture the fatigue and depression, and the futility, as well as this one.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Though very much in the vein of Scorsese's masterpiece Mean Streets, Ted Demme's bleak and downbeat tale has its distinctive merits, not least of which is the acting.

December 27, 2006 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Prefectly entertaining "gangs, guns & streets" tale.

July 31, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5

A realistic, hard-boiled peek at an old Irish, close-knit neighborhood, in Boston's blue-collar Charlestown section.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Gives off a winter-in-Boston chill that you take with you in your bones.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Monument Ave.

While it may be familiar, Monument Ave is gritty, realistic, and certainly an authentic depiction of the bleak nature of the 'mean streets'. Denis Leary is especially convincing.

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