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Kansas City Confidential (The Secret Four) Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
January 30, 2016
A down and dirty picture with all the requisite blood, sweat and double-crosses. ... The biggest thrill is watching Jack Elam as the most nervous of the hoods.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Phil Hall
Film Snobbery
March 29, 2011
If Kansas City Confidential was a meal, it would consist of a plate full of spice - but no meat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
February 20, 2011
Terse and tough, Kansas City Confidential is one of the great lean, mean B crime thrillers...
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 9, 2007
Great heist tale, with good visual style.
Sean Howe
Slant Magazine
July 23, 2007
Falls into that rarefied early-'50s cycle of noir, which benefited from B directors who had learned how to quickly dispense with the genre conventions and deliver brutal action and lurid innuendos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
May 16, 2006
It's a decent film, but its payoff just isn't up to the level of its buildup.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
May 1, 2006
Phil Karlson's rote heist-revenge flick aims to be stone cold, but can't seem to get any frost to grow around its warm, mushy heart.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 27, 2002
An amazing little film.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 4, 2001
An action-packed film noir directed by Phil Karlson.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Emanuel Levy
July 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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