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Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film Crime in the Streets

    Un John Cassavetes époustouflant de présence et de tension, dans une oeuvre bien plus efficace que "La fureur de vivre" ou que "Graine de violence" réalisés à la même époque, sur une thématique plus ou moins proche... www.cinefiches.com

  2. El Biffo's rating of the film Crime in the Streets

    Raw meat for fans of John Cassavetes, the actor, in this way-above-average Juvenile Delinquent genre picture. Solid direction by Don Siegel (Dirty Harry, Charley Varrick, Invasion of the Body Snatchers) and a career-building performance by Cassavetes in his first lead role in a feature film. If that weren't enough, tremendous supporting performances by Mark Rydell and the irresistibly angelic/tragic Sal Mineo.

  3. Ben Dooley's rating of the film Crime in the Streets

    Despite the contrivances expected of the Hollywood juvenile delinquency flick - particularly in the idealized social worker - this male melo packs a strong emotional punch and gets in a few good references to the characters' broader social situations. Affecting performances too from Sal Mineo (a strong scene with his father) and John Cassavetes (who gives psychological weight to a generic backstory). A solid drama.

  4. mjgildea's rating of the film Crime in the Streets

    Crime in the Streets starts off with a hell of a title sequence then challenges you not to turn it off through the sheer unlikeability of John Cassavettes' character. More of a juvenile delinquency movie than a film noir, I never really found a reason to like it.

  5. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Crime in the Streets

    Despite Don Siegel's solid direction, the moody black and white cinematography, and an intense early performance by John Cassavetes, it all adds up to a rather shrill juvenile delinquent melodrama due to a script full of ham-fisted messages and characters that are thin caricatures. Even Franz Waxman's boisterous jazz score is overbearing. A surprisingly annoying disappointment.