• eevade

    ★★★★ Watched by eevade 27 Mar, 2015

    A very solid thriller, supported by some remarkable direction.
    The acting is probably the only thing that shows its age.

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  • sfkb

    ★★★★ Watched by sfkb 29 Mar, 2015

    Directors Cut.

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  • Sartaj Singh

    ★★★★½ Watched by Sartaj Singh 28 Mar, 2015

    There is always something that catches the eye in Orson Well's 1958 film Touch of Evil. Whether it is the camera, which captures every diminutive detail of the U.S.-Mexico border town where the story resides, with such a brisk pace, that one viewing will not suffice. Or the way the screenplay and filmmaking harmonise Film Noir with other seemingly disparate elements. For example, there is racial tension that boils beneath the surface of the picture. Additionally one sequence is shot like a strange hybrid of a Universal Monster movie and classic German Expressionism. The synthesis is rewarding.

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  • 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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