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Year
1955
Runtime
92 min.
Director
Charles Laughton
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Film-Noir
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
66,977
Checks
12,721
Favs
1,717
Dislikes
110
Favs/checks
13.5% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
16:1
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  1. Gershwin's avatar

    Gershwin

    Well, I just watched it, loved the cinematography, but didn't see why anyone would like the story and the acting (except for Robert Mitchum's, which was great). So I read a few reviews, and I stumbled upon Ebert's review, in which he stated you should regard this movie as a kind of a nightmare, not as an attempt to represent a realistic, existing world.

    An interesting point of view, which makes the plot much more agreeable. So, for now: 7/10, but I should watch again to make sure.
    7 years 1 month ago
  2. ckane7's avatar

    ckane7

    I'll never ever be able to understand the unremittingly harsh backlash this movie receives.
    Take a movie like "Interstellar" with such nauseatingly lachrymose lines of dialogue like: "Love is the one thing we're capable of perceiving that transcends time and space," and everyone ejaculates semen buckshot in their pants and never questions its authenticity but take a movie with some of the most stark and poetic photography ever and some of the most unforgettable scenes and characters and everyone thumbs their noses at it like they have some kind of axe to grind.
    Truly, truly disheartening...
    2 years 2 months ago
  3. ReVision's avatar

    ReVision

    The cinematography is just great. Every scene is beautifully created and shot. Fantastic job on the camerawork and the lighting is stunning.

    The scene in the boat where the girl is singing, was my absolute favorite. Perfect in every way!

    Also Robert Mitchum delivers a solid performance.
    2 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #2 in Cahiers du cinéma 100
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  2. This movie ranks #6 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  3. This movie ranks #14 in Spike Lee's Essential Film List
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  4. This movie ranks #15 in Film-noir
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  5. This movie ranks #34 in AFI's 100 years...100 thrills
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  6. This movie ranks #38 in Taschen 100 All-time favorite movies
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  7. This movie ranks #39 in Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films
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  8. This movie ranks #39 in François Truffaut's The Films of My Life
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  9. This movie ranks #43 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  10. This movie ranks #53 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  11. This movie ranks #63 in Best Of Rotten Tomatoes
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  12. This movie ranks #71 in Empire 500
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  13. This movie ranks #90 in National Film Registry
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  14. This movie ranks #91 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  15. This movie ranks #113 in Fantasy Cinema: Impossible Worlds on Screen
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  16. This movie ranks #146 in 250 Quintessential Noir Films
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  18. This movie ranks #176 in They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?
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  19. This movie ranks #221 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  20. This movie ranks #244 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
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  21. This movie ranks #292 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  23. This movie ranks #389 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  24. This movie ranks #504 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  26. This movie ranks #621 in The Criterion Collection
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  27. This movie ranks #631 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  28. This movie ranks #653 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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