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The Asphalt Jungle Reviews

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 14, 2003
Among John Huston's most overrated works, only partially redeemed by Jaffe's brilliance and Marilyn's cameo.
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
April 6, 2005
Rogue's Gallery noir classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
A preeminent example of tough-guy cinema.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 20, 2004
Huston concentrates mostly on the film's performances, but like The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, he uses space, shadow and a very clever mise-en-scene to physically illustrate the film's themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Huston at his best
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
John Huston's greatest noir thriller.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 16, 2004
High-end noir in a low-end world.
| Original Score: A
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 20, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 13, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 21, 2004
One of the first caper films told from the criminal's viewpoint.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Solid, entertaining film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 14, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Dragan Antulov
January 1, 2000
Huston as director is in his prime, utilising the script and the acting talent to their fullest.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 21, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 30, 2004
Noirish Huston classic with great story, cast.
| Original Score: 5/5
Andrew Pulver
November 4, 2006
One of The Asphalt Jungle's strengths is that the crims seem about as thick as you suspect they would be in real life: no Cruise or Clooney-style braniac super-athletes here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 27, 2003
They don't get more noir than this.
| Original Score: 5/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 18, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Paul Arendt
November 11, 2006
This tale of a jewel theft gone wrong is notable for its gritty procedural detail and an emphasis on the inner lives of the small time crooks, expertly played by Sterling Hayden and Sam Jaffe.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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