In a Lonely Place Reviews

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October 13, 2020
A beautiful yet devastating piece of cinema that operates as a bleak film noir, a compelling murder-mystery, a scathing critique of Hollywood, and a character study of penetrating depth.
August 23, 2020
What matters isn't whether or not he's innocent, but that he could have committed the crime just the same.
August 11, 2020
Bogart, always brilliant at playing bitter, adds a frightening aspect of fury to Dix, casting his impulses as well beyond his control -- he manages to make cutting a grapefruit seem like an act of vengeance.
July 14, 2020
One of the most acidic looks at Hollywood - and one of the best.
June 19, 2020
Bogey has got himself a pretty good picture here, the best he has had of the last several.
April 28, 2020
Bogart gives one of the best performances of his career, elevating the odious Dix into a figure of great intellectual depth.
February 25, 2020
In a Lonely Place isn't so much a straightforward thriller as it is a poignant psychological study of a person and a milieu, veiled as an atmospheric noir.
September 29, 2019
In a Lonely Place (1950) is maverick director Nicholas Ray's and Columbia Pictures' well-respected, bleak, mature, and dramatic film noir, although it was not a box-office hit and received no Academy Award nominations.
November 29, 2018
You get a full performance from Gloria Grahame, then bonus ones from each of her eyebrows.
November 29, 2018
It's not just the end, but the film's whole last half hour that wrecks you.
November 24, 2017
A volatile Bogart drops the charm to deliver perhaps his finest performance.
November 22, 2017
Humphrey Bogart's world-weariness and romanticism take on something brutal and misogynist in this 1950 noir masterpiece directed by Nicholas Ray - and it's a marvellous performance by Gloria Grahame.
July 11, 2016
It's a deeply Freudian film that happens to understand Freud--testament to its enduring, unshakable nature.
June 8, 2016
achieves an absolutely unrelenting grip because Ray plays so expertly on our associations, turning them inside out and against us
May 20, 2016
I've been returning to this Lonely Place for at least a dozen years, and it hasn't let go of me yet.
May 16, 2016
This is Noir deconstructed - taking the witty, world-weary cynics for which Bogart is known and shining a light on their erratic tendencies.
November 24, 2014
Few movies suggest such a forthright flaying of their director's soul.
January 21, 2013
Bogie the superstar laid bare by Nicholas Ray's scrutiny, the legendary persona eroded to reveal the desolating macho violence
January 30, 2012
Disturbing look at a violent man.
November 17, 2011
The genre trappings of this noir masterpiece don't matter a whit. There's a murder and a mystery, but whodunnit? is just the punch line to the gut.
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