Touch of Evil - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Touch of Evil Reviews

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April 27, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
February 13, 2001
Touch of Evil smacks of brilliance but ultimately flounders in it.
January 1, 2000
It's a flurry of pressure-cooker baroque, an extreme example of the exhibitionistic hijinks in which Welles could sometimes indulge, apparently intensified here because he wasn't doing what he really wanted to be doing.
July 7, 2015
Touch of Evil is one of Orson Welles's greatest achievements on film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 10, 2015
Touch of Evil deserves to be watched multiple times, not for the story, but to absorb its brilliance and audacity.
July 9, 2015
Welles made the film that virtually capped a style he had helped create: you could say that the span of film noir started with Citizen Kane and ended with this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 5, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
The film has always been a favorite of those who enjoy visual and dramatic flamboyance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
June 27, 2010
Welles once fought in a bullring in Spain during his youth. In "Touch of Evil," Welles kills the metaphorical bull.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
January 1, 2000
One of a few monumental 1950s swan songs marking the end of the great epoch of traditional studio filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
It's one of the truly great works of the American cinema, and it shows just what kind of excellence movies are capable of.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Touch of Evil (1958) is back in yet another incarnation -- proving that Welles' directorial touch was so sure that there was no way anyone could bollix his work.
July 10, 2015
Like the bomb that's lobbed in the boot of the soft-top car in its opening scene, Touch Of Evil is a film where we can hear the faint sound of ticking in our heads, but don't realise what the problem is before it's far too late.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 24, 2006
A sweaty thriller conundrum on character and corruption, justice and the law, worship and betrayal, it plays havoc with moral ambiguities.
January 1, 2000
If this is not his greatest film, Touch of Evil certainly is among Welles' most entertaining.
Read More | Original Score: 88/100
January 1, 2000
A class act potboiler which still feels fresh and exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
"Touch of Evil" is arguably the best B-grade movie ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 13, 2001
Truly one of the greatest films ever made...
Full Review | Original Score: A+
January 1, 2000
...as much about moviemaking as it is about storytelling.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
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