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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film Johnny Eager

    Incontestable chef-d'oeuvre du film noir américain, d'un étonnant foisonnement scénaristique, imbriquant avec intelligence et adresse des situations et des personnages inattendus et complexes, pour un pathétique maelstrom d'agitation, de convulsions et d'inexorable fatum, au dénouement à la limite du paradoxal, avec la mort de Johnny tué par un policier familier qu'il a aidé pour son affectation... www.cinefiches.com

  2. bulgrin's rating of the film Johnny Eager

    It's definitely van Heflins show, but the rest of the cast is still okay. Proper early noir or maybe pre-noir.

  3. Aaken's rating of the film Johnny Eager

    Hollywood romantic leading man toughens up his pretty boy screen image with a credible performance as a cold blooded gangster and is well supported by Van Heflin (who actually steals the show) as his alcoholic friend, and makes a handsome couple with a young and gorgeous Lana Turner. Well crafted, more a gangster drama than a film noir, the film however is one of the best of its kind and from the era.

  4. mjgildea's rating of the film Johnny Eager

    2 1/2 out of 5 stars. I didn't buy Robert Taylor's performance or character, but between a hypnotically luscious Lana Turner and a scene-stealingly brilliant Van Heflin (file under: Blown the F Away) I was able to forget everything this failed to sell in this store-brand generic diet-pop version of the gangster films from the decade prior.

  5. codyhunter's rating of the film Johnny Eager