Aug 23, 2020
Surprisingly, there are a few lulls, and the closing moments lack the zest seen in these edgier films noir, even though the screenplay holds more than one brilliant twist.
Aug 13, 2018
Rapid, concise, and beautifully photographed, The Narrow Margin is an exercise in craft with few reverberations beyond the fascination of its technological exactness.
Mar 21, 2018
...a stripped-down premise that's employed to watchable yet far-from-enthralling effect...
Feb 18, 2011
The cast may be B-level, but the sharp writing, taut direction, and production values of the Richard Fleischer's noir thriller (which is superior to the 1990 remake) are not.
Mar 14, 2010
Along with Ulmer's Detour, the ultimate noir "aesthetics of hunger" manifesto
Oct 31, 2007
A hard-as-nails, noir-ish thriller from the often underrated Richard Fleischer.
Apr 4, 2007
One of the best B-movies I've ever seen, and deserves to be better known.
Aug 1, 2005
The Narrow Margin rumbles along at a good speed with a minimum of fuss, making beautiful use of its compact train locale.