Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

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
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
September 9, 2002
The Network of the newspaper age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
September 4, 2002
Excessively overrated Billy Wilder bile-bath, with Kirk Douglas at his teeth-gnashing hammiest.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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.
July 29, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 12, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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