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Kiss of Death Reviews

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 17, 2010
What really sets this noir apart...is a combination of Hathaway's deliberate craftsmanship and the small crackerjack ensemble led by Mature and Widmark
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matthew Sorrento
PopMatters
November 16, 2009
If the production code didn't mandate the villain's defeat by the film's end, Udo would have walked away triumphant, tossing a butt at a flat-on-his-face Bianco.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 18, 2007
...a solid, sporadically electrifying little thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Moriarty
Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews
June 25, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
Hathaway's film noir is largely known for Richard Widmark's debut in an Oscar-nominated role of a giggling psycho who pushes old crippled ladies down the stairs.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 27, 2004
Gritty film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 3, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 11, 2004
Vicious, still shocking crime drama
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 24, 2009
The film is efficient enough, but it's a measure of Hathaway's limitations that it never once fulfills the paranoid delirium built into its subject.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 23, 2005
A jumbled piece of cinematic crime fiction that's visually elegant but regularly confused about its own point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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