The Racket

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Average Rating: 3.6/5

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Based on a controversial autobiographical play by Chicago newspaper reporter Bartlett Cormack, Racket is among the best gangster films and tells an exciting tale filled with bootleggers, government corruption and plenty of violence.


Critic Reviews for The Racket

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A good story, plus good direction, plus a great cast and minus dumb supervision, is responsible for another great underworld film.

Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…
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A taut underworld drama.

Jan 31, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's easy to understand how it gripped audiences during the more primitive days of filmmaking.

Mar 26, 2007 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Produced by Howard Hughes and well-directed by Lewis Milestone, this yarn, about a police officer trying to control the mob, was one of the few crime-gangster films to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar until the 1970s.

Aug 7, 2006 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It's effortless entertainment, a good, solid, late silent film.

Jun 12, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Racket

One of the earliest film noirs also happens to be one of the best. This is a very entertaining tale about mobsters facing off with the "one decent cop"

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