Blood Alley Reviews

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½ December 2, 2013
Fascinating anti-commie tract about a sea-going escape from Red China to Hong Kong. Fascinating doesn't mean good, of course - it's pretty slow going at times, and the racist stereotypes are hilariously cringeworthy. But it's a warped slice of a history we don't get many films about, and the blatant politicising is awesomely unsubtle. And...it's the Duke, you know...and a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do...
November 15, 2013
No need for an inflated, descriptive review here. This is a solid, albeit ignored John Wayne film that was bashed by the big critics. Just watch and enjoy.
½ May 7, 2013
Lets face it, John Wayne could not act, but for some reasons got movie roles, here he murders yet another great script with wooden acting and a poor attempt at comedy, Lauren Bacall is fantastic, but Wayne's insipid voice and shambolic acting murder this vintage piece
½ February 15, 2013
not nearly as patronizing to women/Chinese people as expected (though certainly still insulting). a lot of fun and good story
December 22, 2012
Wellman is pretty consistent but this is pretty dated.
December 14, 2011
awesome! awesome! awesome!
September 19, 2012
the chem betwix wayne and bacall is the ONLY reason 2 catch this strange studio curio
June 14, 2007
Good John Wayne film, though a little anti-climactic.
Super Reviewer
½ August 6, 2010
A really cool movie and John Wayne doing what he does best, killing commies and seducing Lauren Bacall. The on location look to it really sells it though, it doesn't feel like just a generic studio movie, it looks like they're in China. It's interesting that John Wayne co-directed this at such an early time to, it's a great job for a first movie or a seasoned director. All around it's just a fun semi-war movie with some interesting early views on communism.
February 19, 2010
wow umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch.....its got a good cast of actors/actressess thorughout this movie....i think that paul fix, mike mazurki, lauren bacall, james hong, john wayne, joy kim, george chandler, anita ekberg, berry kroger play good roles/parts throughout this movie.....i think that the director of this adventure/drama/western movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie....i think that this is a good western movie 2 watch its got a good cast thorughout this movie....i think that john wayne is really good throughout this movie
November 13, 2009
Good John Wayne film, though a little anti-climactic.
July 25, 2009
Saw it before and really love his movies
March 11, 2009
Outstanding movie John Wayne is my family favorite actor
March 5, 2009
not one of his best but good
February 27, 2009
John Wayne and Lauren Bacall
shesdownbytheriver
Super Reviewer
January 10, 2009
No thankyou - Not interested.
June 20, 2008
I love John Wayne, but this movie is a hopeless clunker. Very dull and very cheesy. The only thing that saves it from a dreaded half-star rating is the presence of the Duke.
deano
Super Reviewer
½ December 16, 2007
Enjoyable action-packed and escapism with John Wayne, Lauren Bacall and assorted Chinese escaping down river to Hong Kong.
½ May 22, 2008
This is a good movie
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