Edgar Cochran’s review published on Letterboxd:
A little promise for greater things to come, and still, this is underrated. So the simple plot and the lack of further character development takes away some points, but it's interesting how the emphasis on good cinematography was already there (and I mean a really good cinematography). Kubrick always managed to allow shots and imagery to speak what the characters can't, and such thing can be found here. A non-linear sequence of events, the characters and the noir genre itself are elements fully developed afterwards in The Killing. This is the diaper version, but it is a beautiful baby.