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Night and the City Reviews

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Eric Melin
October 7, 2015
One of the best noirs around ... downward-spiral noir in its purest form, even if it trades the traditional urban landscape of the American city for the mean streets of London.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 15, 2015
[A] gripping little crime drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 8, 2015
Few filled the role of the sweaty anti-hero better than Richard Widmark, and he's in notable form here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

TV Guide
April 15, 2008
A dark, brooding noir, with Widmark riveting as a hustling promoter who sinks into the quagmire of his own ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
April 15, 2008
Jules Dassin, in his direction, manages extraordinarily interesting backgrounds, realistically filmed to create a feeling both of suspense and mounting menace.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
January 28, 2006
A pointless, trashy yarn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Milne
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Inclined to go over the top, it all too clearly contains the seeds of Dassin's later -- and disastrous -- pretensions.
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005
One of the true-blue noir classics. RIchard Widmark is a certifiable force of nature.
| Original Score: 5/5
Chris Barsanti
February 20, 2005
the rare masterpiece that earns the appellation not by announcing its grand intentions but by following them through with sublime confidence and precision
| Original Score: 5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
February 15, 2005
The archetypal film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

May 24, 2003
A quality cast give vivid performances in a stylish and sharply written thriller with some striking visual flourishes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
March 25, 2003
A moody piece of Wellesian chiaroscuro (shot by Max Greene, né Mutz Greenbaum) and an occasionally discomfiting underworld plunge.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 31, 2001
An offbeat film noir, set in foggy post-WWII London...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Before he met Melina Mercouri and became an Artist, Jules Dassin made a number of worthwhile thrillers as a Hollywood contract director.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
July 28, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
August 3, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Beth Accomando
March 13, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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