It lacks that desperation, doom, and paranoia. It's limp; it's just going through the motions.
| Original Score: 2/5
For all of its acting wealth, Fallen Angel falls short of being a top flight whodunit.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Its subtle analysis of shadowy tropes proves both a continuation and a deepening of Preminger's use of moral ambiguity as a tool of human insight.
| Original Score: 3/4
Heck, you almost expect Mildred Pierce to show up at Pop's Diner to sell him some pies!
| Original Score: 3.5/5
A follow-up film noir to the highly successful Laura.
| Original Score: B
The portrait of small-town loneliness and desperation is well and sharply drawn.
Worth watching for its fascinating view of the seamy underbelly of parochial life in post-war America.
A sharp, small town melodrama.
The overall mood, lighting, and pace of the film, nevertheless, are top, hardboiled film noir.
| Original Score: 3.5/4