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Year
1957
Runtime
96 min.
Director
Alexander Mackendrick
Genres
Drama, Film-Noir
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
18,493
Checks
5,854
Favs
759
Dislikes
34
Favs/checks
13.0% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
22:1
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  1. MrE2Me's avatar

    MrE2Me

    Wow, the psychological brutality waged by the characters in this film is unrelenting. The lowest depths of human nature are plumbed. Great stuff. 9 years 9 months ago
  2. ChrisReynolds's avatar

    ChrisReynolds

    The writing is brilliant, and everybody's on top form, especially Curtis as Sidney Falco, the "cookie full of arsenic", and Lancaster as J J. Hunsecker, the man with "more twists than a barrel of pretzels". 7 years 10 months ago
  3. Ralf's avatar

    Ralf

    Worthy of at least two viewings. The driving forces of the film are definitely Tony Curtis and the amazing dialogue, both of which are corrosive yet charming - often at the same time. The film didn't really get the recognition it deserved when it came out, I'm glad it has now found its place among the classics. 7 years 4 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #6 in IMDb's Film-Noir Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #18 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  3. This movie ranks #28 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #48 in IMDb's 1950s Top 50
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  5. This movie ranks #72 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  6. This movie ranks #93 in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese
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  7. This movie ranks #97 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
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  8. This movie ranks #97 in TSPDT's 100 Essential Noir Films
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  9. This movie ranks #116 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  10. This movie ranks #116 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  11. This movie ranks #201 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  12. This movie ranks #217 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  13. This movie ranks #257 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  14. This movie ranks #314 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  15. This movie ranks #319 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  16. This movie ranks #423 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  17. This movie ranks #546 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  18. This movie ranks #635 in The Criterion Collection
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  19. This movie ranks #850 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  20. This movie ranks #869 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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