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Out of the Past Reviews

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Richard Brody
New Yorker
April 7, 2014
Each change of angle and shift of light evokes an inner disturbance; the actors seem to push through the dense shadow as through water, revealing fast people in slow motion ...
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Variety Staff
April 18, 2007
Direction by Jacques Tourneur pays close attention to mood development, achieving realistic flavor that is further emphasized by real life settings and topnotch lensing by Nicholas Musuraca.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 18, 2007
The most delicate and nuanced of film noirs, graced with a reflective lyricism that almost lifts it out of the genre.
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Don Macpherson
Time Out
January 26, 2006
All these B movie poets were under contract to RKO in the winter of 1946, and produced the best movie of everyone involved -- once seen, never forgotten.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 20, 2006
One of the greatest of all film noirs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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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.
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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