Black Tuesday Reviews

  • Jun 08, 2016

    Great movie! Tina Fey and Mark Wahlberg were exceptional in this film!

    Great movie! Tina Fey and Mark Wahlberg were exceptional in this film!

  • Oct 12, 2010

    Tight little prison break/hostage drama flick, kind of similar to The Desperate Hours and the like. Nothing too unusual here, but it flows very well and keeps you entertained, and it explores some interesting moral ground. Best of all is Edward G. Robinson's gleefully ruthless performance. The cinematography seemed nice, but it was difficult to judge with such a rotten print. If a restoration ever came out, I'd buy it.

    Tight little prison break/hostage drama flick, kind of similar to The Desperate Hours and the like. Nothing too unusual here, but it flows very well and keeps you entertained, and it explores some interesting moral ground. Best of all is Edward G. Robinson's gleefully ruthless performance. The cinematography seemed nice, but it was difficult to judge with such a rotten print. If a restoration ever came out, I'd buy it.

  • Jul 06, 2010

    Ostensibly a return to type for Robinson, his boss here distinguishes himself from the start with a more cruel and calculating intellect. This is contrasted with Graves in a supporting role, who presents a dramatic and later romantic pairing opposite that of Robinson and his gun moll. The cinematography is superb, with heavy use of chiaroscuro lighting, angular shadows and prison geometry subjugating the cons. This returns in the end, with a finale that parallels the escape sequence in an interesting fashion. VCI appears to not be releasing this title, which is currently available only on an English language recording from television that has burned-in Spanish subtitles.

    Ostensibly a return to type for Robinson, his boss here distinguishes himself from the start with a more cruel and calculating intellect. This is contrasted with Graves in a supporting role, who presents a dramatic and later romantic pairing opposite that of Robinson and his gun moll. The cinematography is superb, with heavy use of chiaroscuro lighting, angular shadows and prison geometry subjugating the cons. This returns in the end, with a finale that parallels the escape sequence in an interesting fashion. VCI appears to not be releasing this title, which is currently available only on an English language recording from television that has burned-in Spanish subtitles.