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January 27, 2017
... essentially launched the heist film as a genre of its own and set the blueprint that all subsequent heist dramas built upon.
January 25, 2017
The characters are no mere cold symbolic avatars in a world gone stylistic; Huston breaks down that intellectual barrier, and allows the characters to shine in all their glorious dumb pathos.
June 5, 2016
This is among the most generally influential American films of the 1950s.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 29, 2007
One of the first films to depict crime from the POV of the deviants rather than the police, this seminal film (arguably Huston's best) had a huge influence on the genre, manifest in the early work of Kubrick--and decades later Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 11, 2006
This tale of a jewel theft gone wrong is notable for its gritty procedural detail and an emphasis on the inner lives of the small time crooks, expertly played by Sterling Hayden and Sam Jaffe.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 4, 2006
One of The Asphalt Jungle's strengths is that the crims seem about as thick as you suspect they would be in real life: no Cruise or Clooney-style braniac super-athletes here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
John Huston's greatest noir thriller.
May 3, 2005
A preeminent example of tough-guy cinema.
April 6, 2005
Rogue's Gallery noir classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
November 16, 2004
High-end noir in a low-end world.
| Original Score: A
October 30, 2004
Noirish Huston classic with great story, cast.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 21, 2004
One of the first caper films told from the criminal's viewpoint.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 20, 2004
Huston concentrates mostly on the film's performances, but like The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, he uses space, shadow and a very clever mise-en-scene to physically illustrate the film's themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 14, 2003
Among John Huston's most overrated works, only partially redeemed by Jaffe's brilliance and Marilyn's cameo.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 30, 2003
Often copied but never equaled.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 27, 2003
They don't get more noir than this.
| Original Score: 5/5
February 28, 2002
Solid, entertaining film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) is a naturalistic film noir crime film classic of the early 1950s from director John Huston
January 1, 2000
Huston at his best
| Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
Huston as director is in his prime, utilising the script and the acting talent to their fullest.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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