Hoodlum (1951)





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Critic Reviews for Hoodlum

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Tierney, sempre competente no papel de durão, cria um personagem repulsivo que se contrapõe bem à sofrida mãe vivida por Golm. Porém, o filme revela-se datado em sua unidimensionalidade, fracassando também em sua abordagem noir.

August 10, 2008
Cinema em Cena

The cheaply made film tells an old story and adds nothing fresh, but it was presented with force.

Full Review… | April 14, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Hoodlum


Solid "B" crime thriller with good performances and a great atmosphere. The lead character is so cold and despicable - it really gets you involved in the film. Good score.

James Higgins
James Higgins

After gaining an early parole from prison, career criminal Vincent Lubeck (Tierney) goes to work for his brother's gas station. But instead of reforming, he returns to his life of crime in ways even worse than before... starting with the rape of his brother's girlfriend and culminating in an armored car heist. "The Hoodlum" is a fairly decent "crime doesn't pay" movie where the utterly contemptable main character gets exactly what's coming to him by the end. It also features a nicely staged heist bit with a tense get-away sequence. Unfortunately, the fimmakers blow the ending by slathering on an excessive amount of melodrama and by offering up a deus ex machina development to keep the Good Brother from making a life-altering choice. By shying away from the ending they were on track for, the writers passed up a perfect opportunity to make up for the gooey melodrama and to lift this movie to a higher level than run-of-the-mill. The Hoodlum Starring: Lawrence Tierney, Edward Tierney, Marjorie Riordan, Allene Roberts, Lisa Golm, and Stuard Randall Director: Max Nosseck

Steve Miller
Steve Miller

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