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The Asphalt Jungle Reviews

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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
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.
October 17, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 6, 2005
Rogue's Gallery noir classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
May 3, 2005
A preeminent example of tough-guy cinema.
June 5, 2016
This is among the most generally influential American films of the 1950s.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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
January 1, 2000
Huston at his best
| Original Score: 4.5/5
June 24, 2006
John Huston's greatest noir thriller.
November 16, 2004
High-end noir in a low-end world.
| Original Score: A
August 20, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 13, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
July 21, 2004
One of the first caper films told from the criminal's viewpoint.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
February 28, 2002
Solid, entertaining film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 14, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 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
April 21, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 30, 2004
Noirish Huston classic with great story, cast.
Read More | 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
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