The Night They Raided Minsky's Before he killed with The French Connection , William Friedkin directed the 1920s comedy The Night They Raided Minsky's about an Amish runaway (Britt Ekland)… The Night They Raided Minsky's Before he killed with The French Connection , William Friedkin directed the 1920s comedy The Night They Raided Minsky's about an Amish runaway (Britt Ekland)…
DVD Review

The Night They Raided Minsky's (2008)

Britt Ekland, Jason Robards, ... | FRIEDKIN-ETIC Jason Robards and Britt Ekland in The Night They Raided Minsky's , the light pre- French Connection comedy from director William Friedkin
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FRIEDKIN-ETIC Jason Robards and Britt Ekland in The Night They Raided Minsky's, the light pre-French Connection comedy from director William Friedkin
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 20, 2008; DVD Release Date: May 20, 2008; Movie Rated: PG-13; With: Jason Robards

Before he killed with The French Connection, William Friedkin directed the 1920s comedy The Night They Raided Minsky's about an Amish runaway (Britt Ekland) who inadvertently becomes a stripper at the titular (no pun intended) burlesque house. The film is lightly funny, but Friedkin diminishes its affection for cheesy dance routines and the sly teamwork of Jason Robards and Norman Wisdom as a vaudeville duo with quick zooms and cuts more suitable for...a car chase. Sweetest turn: Cowardly Lion Bert Lahr in his last role, as an old-timer itching for the limelight. EXTRAS None. B

Originally posted May 16, 2008 Published in issue #992-993 May 23, 2008 Order article reprints