In a Lonely Place Reviews

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
January 30, 2012
Disturbing look at a violent man.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 15, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 5, 2010
For many admirers In a Lonely Place is the ultimate inside-Hollywood sour-grape ball, eclipsing even Sunset Boulevard.
Fernando F. Croce
January 21, 2013
Bogie the superstar laid bare by Nicholas Ray's scrutiny, the legendary persona eroded to reveal the desolating macho violence
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 12, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
November 24, 2014
Few movies suggest such a forthright flaying of their director's soul.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 28, 2006
It's a truly great film.
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Variety Staff
October 23, 2007
Director Nicholas Ray maintains nice suspense. Bogart is excellent. Gloria Grahame, as his romance, also rates kudos.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Never were despair and solitude so romantically alluring.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 10, 2001
A top-notch film noir about the loneliness and despair in Tinseltown...
Full Review | Original Score: A
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
September 26, 2003
Oferecendo uma das melhores atuações de sua brilhante carreira, Bogart cria um indivíduo assustadoramente ambíguo, enquanto Grahame ilustra com talento o conflito emocional de sua personagem.
| Original Score: 5/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
July 15, 2009
The grayest, most morally ambiguous of film noirs -- and arguably the most self-reflexive.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
August 1, 2004
Humphrey Bogart gives the performance of his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Chris Cabin
July 14, 2009
grim and glorious
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Gabe Leibowitz
December 18, 2004
One of the best--and most underrated--noirs.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 18, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
June 27, 2001
Like Albert Camus' The Stranger, In a Lonely Place is the epitome of existentialist primers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Thill
March 28, 2003
A near-analytic treatise on the danger of faith in image and artifice, it also offers the wholly compelling image of Humphrey Bogart himself.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
August 30, 2011
Fiona A. Villella
Senses of Cinema
June 6, 2001
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