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Road House Reviews

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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Framed within a realistically intimate roadhouse setting, yarn reconstructs the triangle with an arrestingly psychotic twist supplied by Richard Widmark.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Mad, perhaps, but memorable too.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 10, 2005
A strange cultish love-triangle film noir directed by the gifted Jean Negulesco.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online
January 14, 2010
A minor classic of forties film noir with major pleasures, Road House is an unusual, and unusually fascinating, variation on the genre.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 31, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 17, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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A.H. Weiler
New York Times
August 8, 2006
List first the fact that Widmark, though he stands in danger of being typed as the screen's prime psychotic, does an excellent job (complete with chilling laughter).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 30, 2012
This lurid 1948 melodrama by Jean Negulesco has built up a considerable underground reputation.

May 24, 2003
Widmark does his wicked best as the obsessed would-be lover, and waiting in the wings is the great Holm to gently out-act them all.

TV Guide
April 30, 2012
A stylish and perverse film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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