Dark Passage isn't a particularly good film - there's a lot of disparate elements that never quite sew themselves together. It's a crazy patchwork made up of different pieces of other movies.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Bogart's Parry sure is a guy with plenty of trouble and Bacall provides intelligent and gutsy succour, but this competent and interesting thriller just never quite makes it to classic status.
The story is involving, the atmosphere is as starkly noir as anything Bogart participated in, and the dynamic between the leads is as conspicuous as ever.
| Original Score: 3/4
| Original Score: 4/5
Delmer Daves' paramount noir dreamscape
| Original Score: 5/5
An odd, atmospheric 1947 thriller.
One of the great San Francisco films.
What starts out as a thriller switches en route into a sagging, psychological drama, but recovers in time to give out with the satisfying gory stuff.
A minor classic in the noir genre.
The film is almost stolen by bizarre performances by both Agnes Moorhead and Clifton Young.
| Original Score: B+
The structure and character sense of the David Goodis novel are intact, and a full-throttle supporting cast has a ball with meaty parts.
The plot has some admirable twists and turns and Agnes Moorehead, as the villainess, has three wonderfully showy scenes.
Moody noir semi-classic with Bogie and Bacall.
| Original Score: 3/5
Annoying but fun.
| Original Score: B
Maybe not one of the great noirs, but certainly one of the good ones.