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In a Lonely Place Reviews

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November 24, 2017
A volatile Bogart drops the charm to deliver perhaps his finest performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
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
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
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
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 5, 2010
For many admirers In a Lonely Place is the ultimate inside-Hollywood sour-grape ball, eclipsing even Sunset Boulevard.
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-
July 15, 2009
The grayest, most morally ambiguous of film noirs -- and arguably the most self-reflexive.
July 15, 2009
Nicholas Ray's 1950 film deserves to be better known; it's one of Hollywood's finest examinations of masculinity.
July 14, 2009
grim and glorious
| Original Score: 5/5
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
October 23, 2007
It's a breathtaking work, and a key citation in the case for confession as suitable material for art.
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
June 24, 2006
Never were despair and solitude so romantically alluring.
March 25, 2006
A superior cut of melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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