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Dark Passage Reviews

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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.
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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
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TIME Magazine
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.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 12, 2011
An odd, atmospheric 1947 thriller.
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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.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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
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Tom Milne
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Brilliantly atmospheric.