Touch of Evil Reviews

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October 19, 2017
Made in 1958, it was Orson Welles's last Hollywood film, and in it he makes transcendent use of the American technology his genius throve on; never again would his resources be so rich or his imagination so fiendishly baroque.
March 12, 2013
Expressionistic in the extreme, filled with shadows, angles and cinematic flourishes, the film raises the usual brooding nightmare ambiance of film noir to a level few other pictures have attempted.
March 12, 2013
Having the Touch of Evil envisioned by our most creative filmmaker, is a wondrous gift no movie lover should miss.
March 12, 2013
[Welles'] scenes with brothel-keeper Marlene Dietrich have nothing to do with the plot and everything to do with the rotting heart of this amazing fable: the apotheosis of pulp.
September 7, 2011
Indeed, just to see and hear the extraordinary 3 minute and 20 second opening sequence -- a fluid tour de force tracking shot -- without impediment of opening credits and street-sound-masking movie score is accomplishment enough.
October 24, 2008
March 20, 2019
Citizen Kane may be the more weighty, rounded work, but Touch of Evil is a heap more fun.
March 20, 2019
What a film this is.
November 11, 2018
... a wild masterpiece, a sleazy, grimy, jittery, and ultimately dazzling work of cinematic magic.
November 8, 2018
Welles manufactures another of his masterly treatises on the power of light and shade - Touch of Evil is as gothic and expressive as any Murnau picture.
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