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Suddenly (1954)

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Frank Sinatra is riveting as a cold-hearted assassin in this taut thriller.

PG,

Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics

Richard Sale

Jun 29, 2004

United Artists

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What I liked best was that Frank [Sinatra] wore a fedora throughout, even indoors.

February 10, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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The film is promising and wonderful, needing only a very few minutes' editing down.

July 4, 2003 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Suddenly

A very interesting movie a thriller and a political drama, plus a good cast and story. I really liked it.
November 9, 2010
ajv2688

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Suddenly is nothing special. Sinatra's performance is pretty good as the psycho assassin and Sterling Hayden plays the hard-nosed but sometimes lovesick cop pretty well. It would've been interesting to see the roles switched but the gimmick that Suddenly had going for it would've been lost in the shuffle. Nothing to go out of your way for but a decent way to piss away a Saturday afternoon. And contrary to what anyone tells you Suddenly is NOT film noir.
January 17, 2008
mjgildea

Super Reviewer

Tense, brisk and entirely forgettable, "Suddenly" is one of the lesser known thrillers from the 50s. Minus an interesting premise and a creepy performance from Frank Sinatra, there isn't anything real notable about it. Effectively but predictably made, "Suddenly" isn't an accomplished thriller, but it does what it does well and does it pretty darn fast.
August 29, 2012
Stephen Earnest

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Nice bit of film noir with Sinatra playing a cold as ice assassin out to kill the president. Sinatra and Hayden make good adversaries. The script is tight and the director knows how to build up the suspense. Still holds up today.
May 9, 2012
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