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Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival) Reviews

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February 4, 2003
The film is as grim and pitiless as the relentless drill that pounds away at the mountain top.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
September 9, 2002
Ace in the Hole is badly weakened by a poorly constructed plot, which depends for its strength upon assumptions that are not only naive but absurd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
September 9, 2002
The Network of the newspaper age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 9, 2002
This 1951 film, about a cynical reporter who seizes on the plight of a man trapped in a mine shaft to promote his career, is cold, lurid, and fascinating, propelled by the same combination of moral outrage and sneaky admiration.
Phil Hall
Film Threat
September 4, 2002
Excessively overrated Billy Wilder bile-bath, with Kirk Douglas at his teeth-gnashing hammiest.
| Original Score: 2/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
September 3, 2002
By no means a great -- or even a particularly good -- movie, but its sustained nastiness shows a stunning disregard for box-office niceties.
Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine
July 29, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
November 12, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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