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Year
1958
Runtime
95 min.
Director
Orson Welles
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Film-Noir
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
90,403
Checks
14,360
Favs
1,491
Dislikes
80
Favs/checks
10.4% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
19:1
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  1. 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. 9 years 6 months ago
  2. demagogo's avatar

    demagogo

    This is a cool movie, though that lazy-ass "if you don't like X acclaimed film, then you're a braindead Michael Bay/Marvel loving simpleton" ad hominem should be fucking banned from commenting. 4 years 3 months ago
  3. 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.
    8 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #12 in IMDb's Film-Noir Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #31 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  3. This movie ranks #41 in Cahiers du Cinéma's 100 Films for an Ideal Cinematheque
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  4. This movie ranks #43 in 101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  5. This movie ranks #48 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  6. This movie ranks #52 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  7. This movie ranks #64 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills
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  8. This movie ranks #65 in Spike Lee's Essential List of Films for Filmmakers
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  9. This movie ranks #88 in François Truffaut's The Films in My Life
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  10. This movie ranks #88 in Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time
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  11. This movie ranks #98 in TSPDT's 100 Essential Noir Films
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  12. This movie ranks #98 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
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  13. This movie ranks #109 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  14. This movie ranks #117 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  15. This movie ranks #160 in Eureka!'s The Masters of Cinema Series
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  16. This movie ranks #195 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  17. This movie ranks #223 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  18. This movie ranks #238 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  19. This movie ranks #268 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  20. This movie ranks #325 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  21. This movie ranks #366 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  22. This movie ranks #442 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  23. This movie ranks #512 in Cahiers du Cinéma's Annual Top 10 Lists
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  24. This movie ranks #537 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
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  25. This movie ranks #562 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  26. This movie ranks #907 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  27. This movie ranks #917 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  28. This movie ranks #948 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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