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Act of Violence Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
September 20, 2009
Fred Zinnemann's best movie
Louis Proyect
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.
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Variety Staff
November 1, 2007
It is strong meat for the heavy drama addicts, tellingly produced and played to develop tight excitement.

TV Guide
November 1, 2007
Grim, exciting film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
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
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
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
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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.
Mark Freeman
Senses of Cinema
March 31, 2003
A complex, fascinating noir that exposes the grim truths behind the shiny, fragile fašade of post-war America.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 31, 2003
A tense melodrama...
Full Review | Original Score: B
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