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The Enforcer Reviews

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July 1, 2009
I don't see any reason to watch this one.
½ June 18, 2009
Serviceable Bogart noir film whose supporting cast is of very uneven quality. The main issue is that it feels so by the numbers that it's hard to connect at all with the characters or really care about how the plot will get worked out.
jjnxn
Super Reviewer
½ March 11, 2009
Minor crime caper. In his last Warners movie Bogart is excellent as always but the film is average in all other aspects
December 30, 2008
I found the film to be somewhat dull and offered nothing all that special. Humphry Bogart does a good job here and just acts like he does in every other film he's done. Barely fresh.
November 22, 2008
Starts off a little weak, but once the flashbacks and flashbacks-within-flashbacks start and things get rolling, it ends up being a great little crime yarn. Bogey kind of phones it in, but hey, even his least amount of effort produces cinematic gold.
½ September 23, 2008
Probably one of the earliest films about contract killers, and a tense, dramatic thriller with great performances throughout. The editing was a little heavy on the flashbacks and thus a bit distracting at times, but it never rambled or lost intensity.
½ September 18, 2008
Bogey pretty much walks through this one but it is entertaining nevertheless. He is fun to watch and never overacts like our modern actors. (Even Pacino's hair overacts now!) The criminal language used has been so incorportated into daily life that it sounds dated and amusing here. An effective thriller.
July 31, 2008
Decent film noir. Bogart always worth it. Good script and good direction but not the best.
June 23, 2008
Solid crime noir, pretty brutal for the '50s, plus some clever twists along the way. Surprised it never got remade and ruined by hollywood.
½ June 16, 2008
Not bad but not one of Bogie's best.
May 23, 2008
'The Enforcer' is a very powerful drama even by todays standards. The acting in it is superb as is the suspence of the film. Especially the little twist at the end of the film!
TheSlowJoker
Super Reviewer
May 19, 2008
stumbled across it on tv today and i thought it was a great movie was really the movie i like to watch and the storyline was good aswell

geat performance by humphrey bogart and the other crew members
½ May 19, 2008
Humphrey Bogart plays a district attorney who has a limited time to find a witness in the court case against an evil criminal who hired out murderers, but has arranged for those who could testify against him to have lost their lives. The story is told in flashbacks and flashbacks within the flashbacks. Although my copy of the film played its sound beautifully, the picture juddered throughout (I guess that that wasn't a special effect) which spoilt the film for me.
½ May 19, 2008
By the numbers police noir story that while dark and brooding is strangely uninvolving. A lesser effort in Bogart's body of work.
garyX
Super Reviewer
½ May 19, 2008
When a hoodlum staggers into a police station and confesses to the murder of his girlfriend, it sets in motion a chain of events which leads to D.A. Humphrey Bogart following a series of clues and bodies uncovering a group of ruthless contract killers. All the elements of film noir are in place, including gritty violence in darkened streets and tough, uncompromising characters. The structure is a little episodic, most of the story being told in flashback, and it would've benefited from giving more screen time to Bogie himself, but it's still a tautly directed and well shot minor classic of the detective genre.
February 7, 2008
This must have been v hard hitting in its day. What a truly suspenseful opening. Loved it all except maybe Humphs' bow ties.
January 23, 2008
Decent film for Humprhey Bogart. Brutally decent direction aswell. Could've been visualized better, even for the time period.
January 14, 2008
Solid, taut noir police drama. Interesting and entertaining if unadventurous entry in the Bogart canon. Fun seeing Mostel in an early performance.
½ January 3, 2008
This is a sophisticated crime cracking tale told to perfection. It is engaging and interesting throughout. Bogart is very much at home with this style.
December 18, 2007
A very enjoyable watch. Effective use of flashback and a good ending.
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