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Where the Sidewalk Ends Reviews

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January 17, 2017
Where the Sidewalk Ends offers what most audiences expect from a classic noir - cops, corruption, moody lighting, and a jazz-inflected soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 21, 2015
A beautiful system of obsessions and ambiguities
December 21, 2005
An efficient, bleak noir with an Oedipal twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 26, 2005
The last of Otto Preminger's studio pictures at Fox, this 1950 feature has many of the noirish qualities of his Laura and Fallen Angel: Dana Andrews, ambiguity about the characters' dark undertones, and a fluid, fascinating mise en scene.
October 23, 2007
Otto Preminger, director, does an excellent job of pacing the story and of building sympathy for Andrews.
March 21, 2005
A fascinating brutish and dark film noir that is set in the corrupt milieu of the underworld.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 18, 2007
...features several effective (and unexpected) plot twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 16, 2015
Strongly paced and gorgeously shot, the film showcases Hecht's writing at its best and is a perfect fit for Preminger.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 25, 2006
Fox may not have plumbed the depths of realism this time, but it still looks interesting, even two-thirds of the way down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 26, 2005
A cool and atmospheric gangster film. It may not be particularly memorable, but it is fun to watch.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
A weatherbeaten Andrews gives one of his finest performances.
October 23, 2007
Hecht once again examines the fine line between cop and criminal with memorable results.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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