• Alex Vieira

    ★★★★½ Watched by Alex Vieira 26 Aug, 2015

    "I'm always thinking of her, drunk or sober. What else is there to think about, except my job, my dirty job?"

    Trama decorrido no México, este clássico do Film-Noir trata da corrupção policial, numa história violenta de assassinato, exploração do mundo das drogas e vingança.

    Touch of Evil é provocativo e deixa o espectador agarrado ao ecrã do primeiro ao último segundo. É um thriller assombroso sem momentos desnecessários com um ritmo frenético.

    E o que faz ocorrer tal fenómeno…

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  • Paddy Walker

    ★★★★★ Watched by Paddy Walker 21 Aug, 2015

    I sat through most of this either quietly laughing to myself, or at least with a big grin on my face. And not because it was funny, but purely down to the film's sheer audacity and its immeasurable creative flair; its visual and dramatic flamboyance; its remarkable sound design; that daring overlapping dialogue and the restless, prowling camerawork; the film's sheer and utter confidence; its bravura and its complete unabated energy, from the very first second till last. If you love cinema, this is pure joy.

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  • Hoss Ghonouie

    ★★★★½ Watched by Hoss Ghonouie 14 Jul, 2015

    Some of my favourite bad guys

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  • Simon A

    ★★★★ Watched by Simon A 18 Aug, 2015

    Watched the 1998 restored version. I'll watch the theatrical when I get the chance and then maybe visit the restoration.

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  • J

    Watched by J 14 Aug, 2015

    there's sex, and there's death, but welles isn't hitchcock, as welles doesn't have a sensual bone in his body. if i had to pick one word for his style, it'd be "corporeal". that's no knock on orson. even if you can't stand his theatricality, you'll have to agree his build makes him a dynamic performer (he doesn't just morph from young kane into old kane, he seems to grow into old age naturally). here, he frames his crooked cops and…

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  • Graham Williamson

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Graham Williamson 15 Aug, 2015 2

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    People of my generation probably first heard about Touch of Evil in one of two ways. One would be its reputation as the last classic film noir. The other would be the gag about it in Tim Burton's Ed Wood, where Vincent d'Onofrio's Welles laments that the studio making his latest film want to cast Charlton Heston as a Mexican.

    As primers, these aren't bad. The joke in Ed Wood does, at least, prepare you for the one aspect of…

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  • Alex

    ★★★★½ Watched by Alex 15 Aug, 2015

    I had the foresight to read Roger Ebert's Great Movies review of Touch of Evil which gave me a better context for the movie I was about to watch. Rather than focusing on the narrative that many people did with Touch of Evil (a trap I would easily fall into), I ignored the intricacies of the labyrinthine plot and let the film roam across its border locales with a beautiful freedom. Zany characters entered and left the narrative with a…

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  • Sam Ryu

    ★★★★½ Watched by Sam Ryu 12 Aug, 2015

    A mesmerizing dance of spatial sensibility and aural focus.

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  • Jaime Grijalba

    ★★★★★ Added by Jaime Grijalba

    "I can’t imagine a world in which Orson Welles isn’t remembered for, more than for anything else, Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons and Touch of Evil, but apparently until 1998 it was just another 'for hire' film; in particular, the one that would drive him away from Hollywood and maybe much more maligned as a result. The way in which the film itself was disowned by Welles probably didn’t help either in its popularity and its reputation, as he felt…

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  • Thirdi Canggi

    ★★★★★ Watched by Thirdi Canggi 13 Aug, 2015

    I give this five stars. Not because I love it. No sir, I won't hit that love sign. This irritates me, I get offended so much. From the music that I'm sure True Romance stole, those grins on Pancho, and especially every single thing relates to Hank Quinlan. I hate them all. It all bugs me. You got that, Mr. Welles? Oh by the way, the opening shot is simply great, sir.

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  • Zaw Mine

    ★★★½ Added by Zaw Mine

    Touch of Evil is a noir film made by Orson Welles.
    The opening shot is amazing. The first thing I hugely noticed in this movie is Charlton Heston's appearance. He has so much charisma. His charm brought so many things to this movie. I was never really bored whenever he's on the screen. The tension is great. Well-executed.

    I didn't like Orson Welles' performance that much because I felt that his character is annoying. To be honest I didn't really…

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  • Craig

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Craig 07 Aug, 2015

    A Gordian knot of racial and sexual politics; and in its dazzling visuals, aggressive sound mix, and grotesque performances, one of the most nerve-jangling movies ever made.

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