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White Heat Reviews

Top Critic
April 27, 2009
Brilliantly directed by Raoul Walsh, an old master of cinema hoodlumism, it returns a more subtle James Cagney to the kind of thug role that made him famous.
April 27, 2009
Cagney has an excellent supporting cast.
April 27, 2009
Raoul Walsh's heroes had a knack for going too far, but none went further than James Cagney in this roaring 1949 gangster piece.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Despite chronology (deranged by the censor's influence on the studios), this is really the fitting climax of the '30s gangster movie.
May 20, 2003
The simple fact is that Mr. Cagney has made his return to a gangster role in one of the most explosive pictures that he or anyone has ever played.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5