Though not one of Kazan's best films, Boomerang is perfectly watchable.
| Original Score: B
The best work is done against the grain of Louis de Rochemont's newsreel tidiness
Kazan shot most of the film on location, using high-contrast cinematography and an extremely mobile camera to create a palpable sense of urgency.
| Original Score: 4/4
Gripping, real-life melodrama, told in semi-documentary style.
The unemphatic presentation of details, the use of locations, and strong performances from a largely non-professional supporting cast, lend the film authenticity and power.
Movie-makers should positively remember that a public story is a public trust.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The performances, especially by Andrews, are spot on.
This 1947 film is limited in scope and feeling, but the superficial dramatics work well enough.
Elia Kazan, as an afterthought, comments he wished he played up the corruption part of the story in more detail.
| Original Score: B+
| Original Score: 3/5
| Original Score: 2/5
| Original Score: 4/5