The Narrow Margin Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
February 18, 2011
The cast may be B-level, but the sharp writing, taut direction, and production values of the Richard Fleischer's noir thriller (which is superior to the 1990 remake) are not.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Fernando F. Croce
March 14, 2010
Along with Ulmer's Detour, the ultimate noir "aesthetics of hunger" manifesto
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 31, 2007
A hard-as-nails, noir-ish thriller from the often underrated Richard Fleischer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
April 4, 2007
One of the best B-movies I've ever seen, and deserves to be better known.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 1, 2005
The Narrow Margin rumbles along at a good speed with a minimum of fuss, making beautiful use of its compact train locale.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 25, 2005
This sleeper may very well be the best B-film ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jeremy Heilman
July 18, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Null
July 7, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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August 8, 2006
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 7, 2005
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