The Racket

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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.

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Critic Reviews for The Racket

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

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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