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White Heat Reviews

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TIME Magazine
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Brilliantly directed by Raoul Walsh, an old master of cinema hoodlumism, it returns a more subtle James Cagney to the kind of thug role that made him famous.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

April 27, 2009
Variety Staff
Variety
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Cagney has an excellent supporting cast.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 27, 2009
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Magnificent examination of the criminal mind and Cagney's finest moment.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

April 27, 2009
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Raoul Walsh's heroes had a knack for going too far, but none went further than James Cagney in this roaring 1949 gangster piece.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 27, 2009
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Cagney supercharges the entire film with frenetic energy.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B+

October 9, 2008
Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

Its archetypal influence on later films like Goodfellas and the Al Pacino Scarface is striking, even if we can never again experience how new and bold it was back in its day....

Full Review Source: DVDJournal.com

April 5, 2006

Time Out
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Despite chronology (deranged by the censor's influence on the studios), this is really the fitting climax of the '30s gangster movie.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Cagney, intenso como de hábito, cria um personagem que, apesar de sua óbvia instabilidade psicológica e de sua crueldade patológica, conquista o espectador com sua carência emocional.

| Original Score: 5/5

November 22, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Raoul Walsh's Freudian film is one of the fastest and toughest crime-gangster films ever made, boasting a bravura performance from James Cagney as a misogynist mama boy ("top of the world, Ma").

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

August 14, 2005
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Film noir masterpiece, with brilliant direction and visual style

Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television

May 28, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Cagney gives an utterly ferocious performance, arguably his finest, as Cody Jarrett, a psychotic gangster with an unholy mother fixation.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

March 21, 2005
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

White Heat is vigorous and uncompromising. Cagney is all kinetic energy and raw nerve.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

February 24, 2005
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

If you're looking for Cagney's best gangster role ever, you got it right here, on the top of the world.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

February 5, 2005
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

White Heat's ultimate message: love's a *****...even crypto-incestuous love.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 4, 2005
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Cagney's finest hour and one of the best gangster pictures ever made.

| Original Score: 5/5

April 23, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A very entertaining classic gangster film from the 1940s.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

June 13, 2003

Film4

There's a freewheeling brutality about the picture.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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The simple fact is that Mr. Cagney has made his return to a gangster role in one of the most explosive pictures that he or anyone has ever played.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

May 20, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Powerful late-in-the-day gangster film.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 2, 2003
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Cagney's scariest performance anchors a gripping and somewhat kinky thriller.

| Original Score: 5/5

March 28, 2003
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