Alibi Reviews

December 24, 2019
More credible than most crook pictures.
January 31, 2012
Gritty, exciting low-budget crime melodrama.
March 26, 2009
Lots of reliable excitement, de luxe production values and general audience satisfaction.
August 31, 2007
Alibi is awkwardly suspended between the gliding camera of silent cinema and the stagnant medium-shot of early talkies.
February 9, 2007
The story pales when viewed in modern times and the acting that was thought so wonderful at the time, is simply atrocious by modern standards.
August 8, 2006
Sharply uneven, due to the fact that it was reshot for sound after production was completed, this early crime-gangster film was nonetheless nominated for Best Picture Oscar and established former child actor Chester Morris, as a lead man.
March 25, 2006
It is by far the best of the gangster films, and the fact that it is equipped with dialogue makes it all the more stirring.
March 20, 2005
Hampered by almost universally bad acting and the obvious onus of converting from silent to sound in mid-production.