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Year
1957
Runtime
96 min.
Director
Alexander Mackendrick
Genres
Drama, Film-Noir
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
18,493
Checks
5,500
Favs
740
Dislikes
29
Favs/checks
13.5% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
26:1
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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. 7 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". 5 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. 5 years 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #3 in Film-noir
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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 #24 in 1950s
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  4. This movie ranks #28 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  5. This movie ranks #72 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  6. This movie ranks #79 in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
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  7. This movie ranks #97 in TSPDT 1000 Noir Films
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  8. This movie ranks #97 in TSPDT 100 Essential Noir Films
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  9. This movie ranks #116 in National Film Registry
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  10. This movie ranks #116 in 501 Must See Movies
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  11. This movie ranks #183 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  12. This movie ranks #217 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  13. This movie ranks #257 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
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  14. This movie ranks #314 in Empire 500
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  15. This movie ranks #320 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  16. This movie ranks #423 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  17. This movie ranks #542 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  18. This movie ranks #635 in The Criterion Collection
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  19. This movie ranks #858 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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  20. This movie ranks #873 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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