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Panic in the Streets Reviews

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
November 28, 2015
Superbly made look at scientists battling a contagious disease, with Widmark outstanding lead.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 9, 2013
Still tense today, more than 60 years after it was made
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
February 14, 2011
A taut thriller with a poignant message, Panic in the Streets, which won the Oscar for Motion Picture Story, is well directed by Kazan and well acted by Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Zero Mostell (just before he was blacklisted) and others.
Full Review | Original Score: B+

TV Guide's Movie Guide
November 1, 2007
This is a tense, offbeat, and fairly absorbing drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
November 1, 2007
There is vivid action, nice human touches and some bizarre moments. Jack Palance gives a sharp performance.
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
February 20, 2007
Fine Elia Kazan drama with Richard Widmark.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A classy thriller, much less laden with significance than most Kazan movies.
Dan Fienberg
October 21, 2005
Performances by Richard Widmark and Jack Palance and the New Orleans settings distinguish this not-quite-noir.
| Original Score: 4/5
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine
March 30, 2005
An underrated cracker.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
March 27, 2005
This comparably early Elia Kazan movie indicates just how prodigious his talents behind the camera could be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 27, 2005
...[features] an action-packed finale that's surprisingly tense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 23, 2005
Benefits immeasurably from a menacing turn by Jack Palance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
March 15, 2005
Tense and pulpy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 19, 2004
Realistic medical noir thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Emanuel Levy
November 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 3, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
January 14, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5

May 24, 2003
Dirty, sweaty and thrilling.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
[The] best and most neglected of Elia Kazan's early features.
Adrian Danks
Senses of Cinema
May 30, 2001
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