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Out of the Past Reviews

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
September 5, 2003
Film noir at its darkest
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It's very snappy and quite intriguingly played by a cast that has been well and smartly directed by Jacques Tourneur.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 18, 2002
Top-notch noir
| Original Score: 4/5
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
April 18, 2001
Out of the Past (1947), (aka Build My Gallows High, its title in Britain), is one of the greatest, multi-layered film noirs of all time...
Scott Tobias
Glyphs Film Guide
January 1, 2000
This film is excellently directed and edited. Not a moment is wasted in extraneous diversions, and the timing of each scene is impeccable.

TV Guide
January 1, 2000
This quintessential film noir catapulted contract player Robert Mitchum into superstardom and set the standard for the genre for years to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Cinematic perfection, a Hollywood classic that's as great and as enjoyable as its reputation has promised.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Bob Stephens
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Not just one fine noir film among many. It has been a guage for the genre, even a template, over the last 50 years.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 4, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
February 23, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5

Boxoffice Magazine
October 18, 2008
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