Crossfire Reviews

August 5, 2020
It's as if an entire feature was manufactured around a good punch line, but the substance surrounding the clincher just isn't built up enough.
April 2, 2019
It is a masterly exercise in technique.
January 9, 2018
... the movie still has power, despite its pop psychology and message mongering.
September 14, 2012
Crossfire is an unusually good and honest movie and may -- I hope, will - prove a very useful one.
April 8, 2008
A classic.
Top Critic
April 8, 2008
Producer Dore Schary, in association with Adrian Scott, has pulled no punches.
April 8, 2008
While the film remains a respectable thriller, only Ryan's crafty, quietly deranged performance lifts it out of the ordinary.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
This ultra-low-budget thriller did what all great B movies do: it broached a subject that 'respectable' movies wouldn't touch.
June 6, 2006
Dealing with racial bigotry, this tense thriller combines a message drama with film noir, resulting in one of the best films of Edward Dmytryk (who was later blacklisted), with top-notch acting from three Roberts, Mitchum, Ryan, Montgomery.
August 8, 2005
It has a very strong and powerful message against anti-Semitism.
January 23, 2004
May 24, 2003
Brave and impressive stuff.
May 20, 2003
A thematically articulate film.
January 1, 2000
An intriguing combination of a common noir theme with the liberal-minded message picture.