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Act of Violence Reviews

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September 20, 2009
Fred Zinnemann's best movie
August 27, 2008
A terrific film noir directed by the great Fred Zinnemann. Reflects growing disillusionment with American society linked to the emerging Cold War.
November 1, 2007
It is strong meat for the heavy drama addicts, tellingly produced and played to develop tight excitement.
November 1, 2007
Grim, exciting film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 26, 2006
One of MGM's best film noirs and one of Zinnemann's early films to deal with what would become a recurrent issue in his owrk: Men tormented by moral conscience, here in the context of a WWII revenge medlodrama
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 4, 2006
Zinnemann shows a knack for suspense and moral ambiguity that he unfortunately abandoned in his later Oscar-mongering prestige pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 25, 2006
Technically Act of Violence touches all the bases in its circuit chase. But it is as though it were doing it on the strength of a long, foul ball.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2003
Zinnemann's film noir is a rather cynical dig at post-war triumphalism, which questions ideas of heroism.
March 31, 2003
A complex, fascinating noir that exposes the grim truths behind the shiny, fragile fašade of post-war America.
March 31, 2003
A tense melodrama...
Full Review | Original Score: B
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