Cry of the City Reviews

April 23, 2015
The beauty of Siodmak's film is how it objectively observes how a man acts with the spectre of death on his shoulder.
April 16, 2015
In luscious blacks and whites, this film noir thriller takes place in Little Italy, New York, and is a precursor to the cinema of Scorsese, with a touch of Hitchcock in its affectionate embrace of man's dark side.
April 16, 2015
The sequences on the rainy, neon-lit streets of downtown Manhattan are brought off with exhilarating flair and the two men's closeup confrontations have power and punch.
April 13, 2015
Film noir doesn't get much murkier than Robert Siodmak's 1948 New York-set immigrant story.
October 18, 2008
It's an exciting motion picture, credibly put together to wring out every bit of strong action and tension inherent in such a plot.
Top Critic
February 10, 2007
Riveting example of Siodmak's skill not only in transforming indifferent material, but in giving the feel of studio noir to location shooting.
February 10, 2007
Cry of the City may be strident at times but its message, story and players are thoroughly effective.