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Dark Passage Reviews

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November 18, 2016
The plot is a stretch even in the realm of classic crime melodrama and film noir, not that it's an issue when you have the chemistry of Bogie and Bacall and great use of San Francisco locations.
May 28, 2016
Just because Dark Passage is considered the runt of the Humphrey Bogart-Lauren Bacall litter doesn't mean it lacks its own measure of shaggy-dog charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 12, 2011
The structure and character sense of the David Goodis novel are intact, and a full-throttle supporting cast has a ball with meaty parts.
July 12, 2011
The story is involving, the atmosphere is as starkly noir as anything Bogart participated in, and the dynamic between the leads is as conspicuous as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
July 12, 2011
This thriller is not quite up to the best Hitchcock, but it does prove that Delmer Daves is a man to watch. And The Dark Passage is a picture to see.
July 12, 2011
An example of how star power can compensate plot, this is the least electric of the Bogart-Bacall pairings; luckily, there's Agnes Moorehead, the screen's best hornet, to intervene whenever the going gets too lackadasical.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 12, 2011
An odd, atmospheric 1947 thriller.
December 8, 2009
Delmer Daves' paramount noir dreamscape
June 1, 2009
One of the great San Francisco films.
March 26, 2009
What starts out as a thriller switches en route into a sagging, psychological drama, but recovers in time to give out with the satisfying gory stuff.
September 10, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
June 14, 2007
The plot has some admirable twists and turns and Agnes Moorehead, as the villainess, has three wonderfully showy scenes.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 29, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 28, 2006
Even though bored by the story -- which, because of its sag, you may be -- you can usually enjoy the scenery, which is as good as a travelogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 26, 2006
Brilliantly atmospheric.
July 3, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 25, 2004
Moody noir semi-classic with Bogie and Bacall.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
August 2, 2004
Maybe not one of the great noirs, but certainly one of the good ones.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 27, 2004
A minor classic in the noir genre.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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