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In a Lonely Place Reviews

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 11, 2016
It's a deeply Freudian film that happens to understand Freud--testament to its enduring, unshakable nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 8, 2016
achieves an absolutely unrelenting grip because Ray plays so expertly on our associations, turning them inside out and against us
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Josef Braun
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
November 24, 2014
Few movies suggest such a forthright flaying of their director's soul.
Fernando F. Croce
January 21, 2013
Bogie the superstar laid bare by Nicholas Ray's scrutiny, the legendary persona eroded to reveal the desolating macho violence
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
January 30, 2012
Disturbing look at a violent man.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 5, 2010
For many admirers In a Lonely Place is the ultimate inside-Hollywood sour-grape ball, eclipsing even Sunset Boulevard.
Emanuel Levy
July 19, 2009
Grim and haunting, this quintessentially film noir boasts iconic performances from Bogart and Gloria Grahame and is one of the most personal, deeply felt works by Nicholas Ray.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
July 15, 2009
The grayest, most morally ambiguous of film noirs -- and arguably the most self-reflexive.
Armond White
New York Press
July 15, 2009
Nicholas Ray's 1950 film deserves to be better known; it's one of Hollywood's finest examinations of masculinity.
Chris Cabin
July 14, 2009
grim and glorious
| Original Score: 5/5

Empire Magazine
October 23, 2007
Ray wrings plenty of sweat from the Hitchcockian premise, and Bogart outdoes himself as a man mid-breakdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 23, 2007
It's a breathtaking work, and a key citation in the case for confession as suitable material for art.
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Variety Staff
October 23, 2007
Director Nicholas Ray maintains nice suspense. Bogart is excellent. Gloria Grahame, as his romance, also rates kudos.

October 23, 2007
As compelling now as the day it was released.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Never were despair and solitude so romantically alluring.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
A superior cut of melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 28, 2006
It's a truly great film.
Gabe Leibowitz
December 18, 2004
One of the best--and most underrated--noirs.
| Original Score: 5/5
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