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The Asphalt Jungle (rewatch)

Posted by martinteller on March 21, 2010

One of the great heist-gone-wrong pictures, maybe the greatest.  It’s very poetic in its handling of the human condition.  Every character has his own cross to bear: greed, cowardice, disability, a family to feed, a weakness for young girls, an unhappy childhood.  It’s a microcosm of misery and desperation and vice.  The casting is perfect, the performances are compelling from the top to the bottom.  Tensely plotted and gorgeously filmed.  Rating: 9


One Response to “The Asphalt Jungle (rewatch)”

  1. […] 20. The Asphalt Jungle (1950, John Huston) […]

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