My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Crossing Guard


(out of 5)

Powerful drama from director Sean Penn about a grieving father () who is caught in a moral dilemma when the man responsible for his daughter’s death () in a drunk driving accident is about to be released from jail.  is fantastic as Nicholson’s ex-wife, who was driven away from her husband by their inability to communicate through their grief, and there’s also a small but effective performance by  (Penn’s wife) as Morse’s kindhearted girlfriend. Excellent character work, sometimes at the cost of the plot’s forward movement, but powerful nonetheless.


USA, 1995

Directed by 

Screenplay by Sean Penn

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Golden Globe Awards 1995

Independent Spirit Awards 1995.

Toronto International Film Festival 1995

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