Nov 17, 2020
The storytelling in Dragnet is as straightforward as Joe Friday himself-this leads to that which leads to that other thing which eventually leads to the conclusion you knew was coming all along.
Nov 13, 2020
Beautifully shot by Edward Colman.
Jun 15, 2020
In making the transition from radio-TV to the big screen and color, this is spotty in entertainment results.
Dec 10, 2019
Television's Jack Webb, under his own fast-paced direction, effectively but rather monotonously portrays the bleak and brutal plain-clothes man Joe Friday in this Hollywood whodunit.
Mar 26, 2009
Based on actual L.A. police files, the film manages to still deliver plenty of suspense.
Jan 28, 2007
It beats me why Dragnet was such a popular TV show and it further surprises that this uninspiring dullish movie also did so well.
Mar 25, 2006
The atmosphere is harsh and real. But Mr. Friday is not a nice policeman to anticipate as a regular hero on the screen.