A Bullet for Joey (1955)

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A communist spy plots the abduction of an important American atomic scientist in this espionage drama. To do his evil deed, he coerces a notorious gangster to do the kidnapping. Meanwhile a G-man is hot on the spy's trail and is determined to protect the endangered scientist.

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Critic Reviews for A Bullet for Joey

All Critics (2)

A hot-and-cold affair.

Dec 12, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A lifeless 1950s red scare crime thriller.

Jan 28, 2007 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Bullet for Joey

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Edward G. Robinson, George Raft and Audrey Totter are all a little past their prime in this underwhelming film noir from director Lewis Allen. A Bullet for Joey methodically dots all the i's and crosses all the t's while trying far too hard to be what it already is.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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Tight little crime drama that benefits mightily from Edward G. Robinson's customary great performance. Well paced with Raft less wooden than usual and Audrey Totter a very welcome presence although underused.

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jay nixon

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