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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Diderot's rating of the film Boomerang!

    Kazan's problem is he's always trying to buoy his films with "noble" subject-matter. Here he provides an indictment of economic corruption in a pretty good police-courtroom procedural starring Dana Andrews, the perfect representative of the bland ideals of American justice Kazan has in mind. (This is *not* film noir.)

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Boomerang!

    Dans une petite ville du Connecticut, un pasteur est sauvagement assassiné d'un coup de revolver. Un chômeur est arrêté et accusé du crime. Sa culpabilité arrange les instances dirigeantes en pleine campagne électorale. Le procureur Harvey va tenter de prouver son innocence. Efficace et prenant !

  3. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Boomerang!

  4. Aardsy's rating of the film Boomerang!

    This appears to be an exciting movie! It's not.

  5. Louis Léonard's rating of the film Boomerang!

  6. Ingrid Bergman's rating of the film Boomerang!

    Really good noir based on real life events. Dana Andrews shines as the young state attorney.

  7. A47's rating of the film Boomerang!

    "Zealous Amateurism..." Really enjoyed the narration at the beginning, but the story quickly loses its novelty. Got to love Kazan's fascination with staircases... Shows the dangers of a witch-hunt and foreshadows Kazan's decision to testify before HUAC.

  8. AKFilmFan's rating of the film Boomerang!

    The semi-documentary style and theme of the failures of law enforcement is pulled off well but it's style is the film's major flaw. It goes back and forth to show the many facets of the investigation but sacrifices the chance for the viewer to connect with any characters (up until halfway through when it settles on the ethical decisions of Andrews' character). In the end this is a very minor but intriguing Kazan.

  9. chanandre's rating of the film Boomerang!

    [Cinémathèque PT #438: 35 mm] (2006)

  10. Dave's rating of the film Boomerang!

    A solid, if unremarkable, courtroom noir from Elia Kazan. Dana Andrews is actually quite good here.

  11. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Boomerang!

    A smart script and tight direction keep things moving, even though the story does get a bit dry and talky in places - but the climactic courtroom scene is particularly powerful. Dana Andrews is a bit stiff in the lead, but he's backed by a great supporting cast including Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, and a young Karl Malden. Kazan would go on to direct better films, but this is a solid early effort.

  12. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Boomerang!

    Highly recommended. A stupefying murder, shot on location, a disturbing suspect, americana.