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Year
1952
Runtime
99 min.
Director
Phil Karlson
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Film-Noir
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
3,691
Checks
990
Favs
66
Dislikes
3
Favs/checks
6.7% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
22:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Behind its lackluster title, Kansas City Confidential hides a fun little crime picture with an interesting hook. Four men plan and pull off a heist while masked and only the boss knows who everyone is. (Ironically, there are a couple of great faces behind those masks, guys like Lee Van Cleef and Jack Elam.) When it's time to split the loot, they have to wait for the heat to taper off, then will meet under the boss' direction. Fine. But enter an ex-con in the wrong place at the wrong time who almost goes down for the crime, and he's going to use the fact these guys are mysteries to each other to get his revenge/compensation. As you might expect, there are twists, turns, and inevitable double-crosses, and some are pretty clever, though the film telegraphs them a little early sometimes. I kind of wanted it to be edgier - it's an ALMOST-Noir, too romantic to be a proper Noir - but it's still worth watching (whether you're following its Reservoir Dogs connection or not). 4 months 1 week ago
  2. si_reid's avatar

    si_reid

    This is great, Agree with articles ive read which say Quentin Tarantino was Inspired by it, Not hard to see when you watch it. 7 years ago
  3. Emiam's avatar

    Emiam

    8/10 2 years ago
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