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Dark Passage Reviews

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
October 4, 2010
Dark Passage isn't a particularly good film - there's a lot of disparate elements that never quite sew themselves together. It's a crazy patchwork made up of different pieces of other movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 24, 2003
Bogart's Parry sure is a guy with plenty of trouble and Bacall provides intelligent and gutsy succour, but this competent and interesting thriller just never quite makes it to classic status.
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James Berardinelli
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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
May 30, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
December 8, 2009
Delmer Daves' paramount noir dreamscape
Cole Smithey
September 10, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 12, 2011
An odd, atmospheric 1947 thriller.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 1, 2009
One of the great San Francisco films.
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Tom Milne
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Brilliantly atmospheric.
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Variety Staff
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.
Christopher Null
January 27, 2004
A minor classic in the noir genre.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Eric Melin
September 29, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The film is almost stolen by bizarre performances by both Agnes Moorhead and Clifton Young.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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.
Douglas Pratt
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
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 25, 2004
Moody noir semi-classic with Bogie and Bacall.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 5, 2004
Annoying but fun.
Full Review| Original Score: B
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 2, 2004
Maybe not one of the great noirs, but certainly one of the good ones.
| Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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
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