G-Men Reviews

  • Feb 01, 2019

    The best gangster movie ever made!

    The best gangster movie ever made!

  • May 29, 2015

    a bit of a propaganda film for the FBI (and a deserving one), but in hindsight, it can be heavy handed. Sill, Cagney is excellent.

    a bit of a propaganda film for the FBI (and a deserving one), but in hindsight, it can be heavy handed. Sill, Cagney is excellent.

  • Jan 28, 2015

    Cagney really did have that star quality and he easily carries this exciting tale of FBI agents ('G' Men) trying to stop a ruthless bank-robbing gang. It's another variation on the "street kid turns cop" legend with Cagney being raised and having his education paid for by a notorious bootlegger who wants him to follow the straight and narrow (initially as a lawyer, but when his FBI friend gets bumped off...). Director Keighley keeps things rip-roaring, especially at the end when the G men are allowed to carry tommy guns and the whole place gets torn up. I'm sure this was a crowd pleaser in the 1930s and it's still a great romp.

    Cagney really did have that star quality and he easily carries this exciting tale of FBI agents ('G' Men) trying to stop a ruthless bank-robbing gang. It's another variation on the "street kid turns cop" legend with Cagney being raised and having his education paid for by a notorious bootlegger who wants him to follow the straight and narrow (initially as a lawyer, but when his FBI friend gets bumped off...). Director Keighley keeps things rip-roaring, especially at the end when the G men are allowed to carry tommy guns and the whole place gets torn up. I'm sure this was a crowd pleaser in the 1930s and it's still a great romp.

  • Oct 18, 2014

    this 1935 movie still packs a punch f.b.i. officers were called G Men James Cagney made this movie along with Margaret Lindsay and a very good supporting cast.

    this 1935 movie still packs a punch f.b.i. officers were called G Men James Cagney made this movie along with Margaret Lindsay and a very good supporting cast.

  • Sep 02, 2014

    I loved this 'birth of the FBI' film, with James Cagney as a law-school graduate who decides to join to avenge his killed ex-college roommate. He's outstanding, and supported by strong character actors like Robert Armstrong, Margaret Lindsay and Ann Dvorak. Exquisitely recommended.

    I loved this 'birth of the FBI' film, with James Cagney as a law-school graduate who decides to join to avenge his killed ex-college roommate. He's outstanding, and supported by strong character actors like Robert Armstrong, Margaret Lindsay and Ann Dvorak. Exquisitely recommended.

  • Feb 02, 2014

    G-Men is basic good guys vs. badguys, with James Cagney as a good guy this time. He's a small time lawyer who decides to join the G-Men after his friend is killed by the mafia. Cagney goes after the badguys, and he gets them in this formulaic crime action movie.

    G-Men is basic good guys vs. badguys, with James Cagney as a good guy this time. He's a small time lawyer who decides to join the G-Men after his friend is killed by the mafia. Cagney goes after the badguys, and he gets them in this formulaic crime action movie.

  • Jul 26, 2013

    James Cagney is fabulous as a newly recruited agent in this homage to the FBI. What could have been a strictly formulaic crime movie is elevated by a really good script and wonderful performances from a well chosen cast.

    James Cagney is fabulous as a newly recruited agent in this homage to the FBI. What could have been a strictly formulaic crime movie is elevated by a really good script and wonderful performances from a well chosen cast.

  • Feb 12, 2013

    One of James Cagney's finest hours on the silver screen!

    One of James Cagney's finest hours on the silver screen!

  • Jan 21, 2013

    "G-Men" is directed by William Keighley and stars James Cagney as Brick Davis, an attorney whose college friend Eddie (Regis Toomey) is murdered by a mobster (Barton MacLane) while working for the Department of Justice. Brick quits lawyering and joins the FBI. When the fact that he was close friends with a mobster (who put him through law school) turns up, Brick is able to supply a lot of information to the bureau. The action in this film is non-stop, with car chases, kidnappings, lots of shooting, and scenes at a lodge, reminiscent of a well-known real-life happening in Wisconsin. Cagney is excellent as usual, and Barton MacLane gives a strong performance as the enemy. Lloyd Nolan, as a fellow recruit, makes his film debut.

    "G-Men" is directed by William Keighley and stars James Cagney as Brick Davis, an attorney whose college friend Eddie (Regis Toomey) is murdered by a mobster (Barton MacLane) while working for the Department of Justice. Brick quits lawyering and joins the FBI. When the fact that he was close friends with a mobster (who put him through law school) turns up, Brick is able to supply a lot of information to the bureau. The action in this film is non-stop, with car chases, kidnappings, lots of shooting, and scenes at a lodge, reminiscent of a well-known real-life happening in Wisconsin. Cagney is excellent as usual, and Barton MacLane gives a strong performance as the enemy. Lloyd Nolan, as a fellow recruit, makes his film debut.

  • Aug 16, 2012

    "g-men" starts off strong and ends even stronger, but the middle feels like it drags and drags. i'm not exactly sure what went wrong but it doesn't feel like it was written by the same person who wrote the beginning and end.

    "g-men" starts off strong and ends even stronger, but the middle feels like it drags and drags. i'm not exactly sure what went wrong but it doesn't feel like it was written by the same person who wrote the beginning and end.