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Year
1958
Runtime
95 min.
Director
Orson Welles
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Film-Noir
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
75,263
Checks
13,349
Favs
1,410
Dislikes
71
Favs/checks
10.6% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
20:1
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  1. mi-16evil's avatar

    mi-16evil

    From it's first unparalleled shot to it's last lonely frame this was a masterwork. Every shot is so well composed and Welles created one of cinemas best villains.

    For my money there is no version worth seeing other than the 1998 "memo" version. It's the closest we'll ever get to seeing a truly complete film. It's sad that this film was placed up there with films like Blade Runner and Metropolis that were almost ruined by studio interference.
    6 years 3 months ago
  2. hakonlo's avatar

    hakonlo

    The cinematography is brilliant -- every scene is perfect. The movie feels like a bad dream, where every character, location, camera angle and line of dialogue is crooked. 6 years 11 months ago
  3. contrafugal's avatar

    contrafugal

    Charlton Heston in brownface. 6 years 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #9 in Film-noir
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  2. This movie ranks #28 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  3. This movie ranks #41 in Cahiers du cinéma 100
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  4. This movie ranks #43 in Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films
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  5. This movie ranks #48 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  6. This movie ranks #48 in 1950s
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  7. This movie ranks #52 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  8. This movie ranks #64 in AFI's 100 years...100 thrills
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  9. This movie ranks #65 in Spike Lee's Essential Film List
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  10. This movie ranks #70 in Best Of Rotten Tomatoes
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  11. This movie ranks #88 in François Truffaut's The Films of My Life
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  12. This movie ranks #109 in Empire 500
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  13. This movie ranks #117 in National Film Registry
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  14. This movie ranks #160 in Masters Of Cinema
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  15. This movie ranks #195 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  16. This movie ranks #223 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  17. This movie ranks #223 in Top 250
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  18. This movie ranks #227 in 250 Quintessential Noir Films
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  19. This movie ranks #238 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  20. This movie ranks #268 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
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  21. This movie ranks #325 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  22. This movie ranks #366 in 501 Must See Movies
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  23. This movie ranks #442 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  24. This movie ranks #482 in Cahiers du cinéma - Yearly top 10s
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  25. This movie ranks #537 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
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  26. This movie ranks #558 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  27. This movie ranks #915 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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  28. This movie ranks #921 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  29. This movie ranks #948 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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