Wild Boys of the Road (Dangerous Days) Reviews

June 5, 2014
The underrated William A. Wellman made many neglected classics during the Depression, and this 1933 feature is one of the very best.
February 17, 2011
The film -- as propulsive as a locomotive -- is sympathetic to the plight of the young, the unemployed, the female and the ethnic (the 'boys republic' is open to black and Jewish youngsters).
November 4, 2010
No mere Dear-Mr.-Roosevelt pamphlet, but a proto-Neorealist howl
June 16, 2010
Loved the energy of this heartfelt Depression-era social-conscious road film.
March 24, 2009
It's a cinematic blast of anger and outrage and exasperation sprung from the immediacy of the depression.
August 8, 2006
Wild Boys of the Road... is disappointing, primarily because it might have been so much more than it is.
June 24, 2006
Wild Boys of the Road is a marvelous piece of Americana, a look at the social confusion of the Depression era.
June 8, 2006
Don't let the giddy Jazz Age prologue or the deliriously happy ending fool you: this is one of the bleakest films from the 1930s that I've ever seen.