• Ollie_8

    ★★★★★ Added by Ollie_8



  • Wilson

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Wilson 26 Nov, 2015

    It is an increasing shame that Charlton Heston's casting as Vargas is such a badly mis-judged decision; over-tanned, slicked black hair does little to disguise Heston's lack of believability as a Mexican. I suspect it is only going to get worse with every year, where mocking yourself up as other ethnicities is clearly something of the past. It is such a shame because Touch of Evil is a marvellous, stylish, bleak picture, that shows Orson Welles at his most adventurous…


  • Jack Caulfield

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jack Caulfield 15 Oct, 2015

    Super duper racist, and certainly a product of it's time, but this is sublime filmmaking; Welles just bossing the entire thing.


  • Ben Radetski

    ★★★★ Watched by Ben Radetski 22 Nov, 2015

    I'm supposed to believe that Charlton Heston is a Mexican?
    Ha ha, no.


  • nrbeaton

    ★★★★ Watched by nrbeaton 21 Nov, 2015

    One has to get past the absurdity of Charlton Heston playing a Mexican, but otherwise the performances are good, the music is fantastic and there's plenty of Welles-ish shots with unusual angles and framing. The opening scene in particular is wonderfully tense.


  • Garon Cockrell

    ★★★★★ Watched by Garon Cockrell 19 Nov, 2015

    If you’d ask me a week ago, I’d tell you this movie was lousy. I guess I watched it at the wrong time years ago. Maybe it was when I was too young to appreciate the classics. Watching it tonight I am loving it. Janet Leigh is bloody fantastic. She is a spitfire in this. I love every line she has. My ever growing love of the works of Orson Welles continues. The guy is a damn chameleon. I officially admit that I was wrong about this movie. It’s fantastic. Even with Charlton Heston rocking brown face.


  • Gabe Godoi

    ★★★★½ Watched by Gabe Godoi 27 Apr, 2015

    Enjoyable to watch if not for its convoluted first half. Beautifully shot and entertainingly performed. Loved the music. Charlton Heston as a brown-faced Mexican is a little unbelievable. Opening line and final line are classics.


  • r k

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by r k 15 Nov, 2015

    Restored Version.


  • Aaron Armstrong

    ★★★★★ Watched by Aaron Armstrong 11 Nov, 2015

    In talking about this movie, I'm legally required to mention the opening shot: and, yes, the long tracking shot absolutely lives up to its reputation. But the best part is that the film keeps going strong until the final frame. Just a perfect, seedy noir film from a master.


  • AFewMixedReview

    ★★★ Watched by AFewMixedReview 09 Nov, 2015

    A solid film from Orson Welles, although it is my least favorite from the three films I have seen from him.


  • Nathan Smith

    Watched by Nathan Smith 08 Nov, 2015 2

    Welles unbinds his camera even more to depict the flow of movement between two cultures grinding away at one another with tectonic friction. TOUCH OF EVIL may have a smaller scope than KANE, but its focus is deeper.


  • Njabs Phungula

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Njabs Phungula 08 Nov, 2015

    Style over substance. The movie has many flaws but I can't get over how masterfully it's shot, edited and scored. The many long takes, the deep-focus shot in the file room, Quinlan being tailed at the end... There's a lot that this movie does very well. It's flaws, though, are obvious, like Dennis Weaver's neurotic night manager of the motel who gets more and more awkward with each viewing. I honestly can't stand him in this. Still, the movie is a pleasure to watch.