Across 110th Street Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
September 27, 2014
Gritty and mindful of perspective, the feature is a bruising examination of power and desperation, filled with energetic chases and fiery confrontations.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Christopher Sieving
PopMatters
May 24, 2014
Violence, especially violence at the expense of the black community, has seldom been more candidly dissected and critiqued in American film as it is in Across 110th Street.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 23, 2014
Smartly edited with terrific location work in New York City. The dependable Kotto is a standout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
May 23, 2014
Barry Shear's picture tries to be hard-edged and aim for realism, but doesn't always succeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 22, 2011
[VIDEO] As exaggerated as the violence appears, it is in keeping with the social climate of the time. No punches are pulled, and rightly so.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 20, 2010
One of the best actioners of the 1970s, this unpretentious film benefits from sharp editing, on-location shooting and strong acting.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
[Across 110th Street] is well-made, realistic in presentation and effect with uniformly good portrayals from actors, but depressingly lacking in a sympathetic focal point for audiences to grasp.
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
March 14, 2009
Dated crime drama headed by top cast including Anthony Quinn.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
It's a gutsy affair, given a distinct lift by the Harlem locations; and between the bouts of physical aggression, there are occasional moments of insight into the fraught relationship between Quinn and Kotto.
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Roger Greenspun
New York Times
May 9, 2005
It manages at once to be unfair to blacks, vicious towards whites and insulting to anyone who feels that race relations might consist of something better than improvised genocide.

Film4
May 24, 2003
Before studios insisted on an injection of sugary sentiment, this what what a New York cop thriller looked like.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
February 17, 2002
Extremely seedy and violent, this 1972 feature by Barry Shear and cinematographer Jack Priestley makes extraordinary use of Harlem locations.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeremy Heilman
Apollo Guide
November 20, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 73/100
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