• Benjamin Turnbull

    ★★★★★ Watched by Benjamin Turnbull 22 Mar, 2015

    At the Royal. 1998 Murch version. I shushed some loud talkers sitting behind me a few times; they apologized profusely afterwards and proved themselves respectful cinephiles by gushing about how much they loved the film with all its 'moral complexity' and 'dutch angles'. I almost died.

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  • Nino Vukalovic

    ★★★½ Watched by Nino Vukalovic 26 Feb, 2015

    Orson Welles was a genius, pure and simple. Citizen Kane is a cinematic masterpiece, combining revolutionary film-making techniques with a story of a man nostalgically yearning for the simpler times of his life. Just like Kane, this film is technically perfect, and Welles' performance as a corrupt policeman is brilliant. However, the story throughout most of the movie is a mess, including some bizarre scenes of Janet Leigh's character in a hotel room and in general situations where you're just…

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  • t_pitty

    ★★★★½ Added by t_pitty

    If you can ignore Charlton Heston playing a Mexican this is the most stylistically daring and - arguably - greatest noir ever made. IF you can ignore Charlton Heston playing a Mexican...

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  • jackieray

    ★★★★★ Watched by jackieray 18 Mar, 2015

    Misunderstandings and incoherence caused by what's recording and what's being recorded

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  • Luke Gorham

    ★★★★½ Added by Luke Gorham

    4.5 out of 5 (A-)

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  • Hollywoodheat

    ★★★★★ Watched by Hollywoodheat 08 Mar, 2015

    Flaming.Young.

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  • Logan Bennett

    ★★★★½ Watched by Logan Bennett 02 Mar, 2015

    unique cinematic style, twist and turns, strong characters, moral ambiguity whats not to love?

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  • M.K. Nielsen

    ★★★ Watched by M.K. Nielsen 05 Mar, 2015

    The "Director's Vision" version.

    I don't know about this one. It's good, but it didn't really do much for me. Maybe I'll have to watch it again.

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  • TajLV

    ★★★½ Watched by TajLV 02 Mar, 2015 3

    "All border towns bring out the worst in a country." ~ Mike Vargas

    When Charlton Heston squares off against Orson Welles in a film noir classic, the winner can only be one ... the audience! This was one of the last great B&W crime thrillers of the 1950s, and it delivers all the tension, twists and great acting one has come to expect of an Orson Welles production.

    The story is based on the Whit Masterson novel "Badge Of Evil,"…

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  • Nick Kline

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Nick Kline 27 Feb, 2015

    10

    This is famous as marking the end of the classic noir period, but if Kiss Me Deadly blew up noir, then Touch of Evil is its eulogy. The film’s moral tension, particularly in its ending, is no doubt a hallmark of the genre. Its examination of Hank Quinlan’s justice forces us to contemplate the cost of its moral rot. His assertion that he didn’t frame anyone who wasn’t guilty seems to be supported by the confession to the bombing…

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  • Chip

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Chip 28 Feb, 2015

    My favorite Welles movie.

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  • sschuster

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by sschuster 27 Feb, 2015

    35mm print. Orson's second masterpiece, in my opinion. Glad it got reedited to his specs, otherwise we would be missing out on a great picture.

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