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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
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
November 21, 2015
A beautiful system of obsessions and ambiguities
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 21, 2005
An efficient, bleak noir with an Oedipal twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 23, 2007
Otto Preminger, director, does an excellent job of pacing the story and of building sympathy for Andrews.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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+
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 18, 2007
...features several effective (and unexpected) plot twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
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
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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

Film4
March 26, 2005
A cool and atmospheric gangster film. It may not be particularly memorable, but it is fun to watch.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
A weatherbeaten Andrews gives one of his finest performances.

TV Guide
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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