Mar 20, 2021
As a film noir, it works moderately with its tale of extortion and journalistic ethics, but even by presenting a convincing role from Humphrey Bogart, it cannot correct the weaknesses of a superfluous and predictable plot. [Full review in Spanish]
Jul 24, 2019
Windy, self-righteous newspaper film, written and directed by Richard Brooks in a fair reflection of the way journalists think about themselves when they've had a few too many.
Jul 24, 2019
Bogart gives a convincing performance all the way, from his constantly harassed deadline existence, his personal romantic stale-mate, and his guts in avenging the beating given his crime reporter.
Jul 24, 2019
Really good newspaper pictures are few and far between. This one, while melodramatic, does all right by the trade.
Jul 24, 2019
The newspaper stuff is treated with amazing accuracy and the story crackles for most of the picture.
Jul 30, 2016
Although it was made over a half-century ago, expect to find plenty of topicality in Deadline - U.S.A., a sturdy drama about life at a big-city newspaper.
Jul 26, 2016
Deadline-U.S.A. is set in a fantasy world, although the pleasantness of that fantasy (like most nostalgia about the 1950s) depends on whether or not you are a straight white man.
Feb 23, 2012
Bogart is terrific as the no-nonsense editor who infects his staff with idealism. Supporting actors Stewart, Stevens, and Begley are outstanding as believable newspaper heroes.