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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Wee Hunk's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    Was that film noir or tear jerker? It functions mostly as the latter as the syrupy music tells you the heartbreaking tale of a blind woman and her kid brother.

  2. jenstor's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

  3. Rath's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    Arranca fuerte, cine negro puro y duro de lo más canónico. Pero mediada la película y cuando cambia el decorado urbano por el rural; las atmósferas oscuras y opresivas por el aire puro y luminoso; la desesperación y el hastío por la redención y la esperanza; las putillas de barrio por la moralizante ciega... la historia se me cae bastante. Hasta la música de Herrmann me ha parecido excesiva, demasiado protagonista.

  4. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    the loneliness of the city cop.

  5. FISCHER's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    Une première partie quasi documentaire particulièrement réussie... www.cinefiches.com

  6. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

  7. Valentin Alexandru's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

  8. SpacePirate's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    Herrmann delivers an incredibly memorable score. Ryan, who is just so good so often, as a sadistic cop has some real menacing moments.The pioneering use of handheld cameras to give this one a feel like the audience is really in the film, makes this an easy film to recommend to any noir lover, or someone delving into the sometimes under appreciated career of Nicholas Ray.

  9. Dalibor's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    Not much is delivered at the end, with it's main premise seeming a bit unconvincing. But, the ride as whole is filled with variety of characterization and filming novelties presenting itself in an interesting ying yang film setting.

  10. José Neves's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    "Desire" list: In the more Griffith-like Nicholas Ray movie, where the wonderful Ida Lupino approaches, in pathos and acting, the one by Lillian Gish in "Way Down East", which means the highest state of poeticity, Robert Ryan, plays one of his most fragile characters, that becomes him so well, is almost like an unavoidable figuration of the actor persona, who forever i will remember with this beautiful inconstancy.

  11. Toshi FUJWARA's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    correction on the credits: this film's producer was John Houseman (while Sid Rogell was the executive in charge of production at RKO).

  12. Robert W Peabody III's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    On Dangerous Ground 1952 DIR Nicholas Ray SCR A.I. Bezzerides, Nicholas Ray 82 Min A timeless film by _the_ violence-redeemed-by-love director.

  13. K Smith's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    This is one of my favorite films. Wilson is an early version of Dirty Harry but Wilson is made more complex than D. Harry. Great score by Bernie and cinematography. According to sources RKO (H. Hughes etc.) forced the ending on this. Nic did not like it (again sources). I love it. When Ida Lupino and Robert Ryan touch hands...

  14. Sudipto Basu's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    Nick Ray and Ida Lupino together? Incredible.

  15. CGI Baby's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

  16. Howard Orr's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    Pugilistic, emotionally dead city cop Jim Wilson (Ryan) is reborn on an assignment in the snowy wilderness by his encounter with blind Mary Malden (Lupino). Beautifully judged by the great Nick Ray, with fine performances from the leads and a piquent score by Herrmann. But the key thing is that it is probably as close as cinema will ever get to the redemptive joy of Dostoyevsky, or the Tolstoy of "Resurrection".

  17. Landen Celano's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    Further proof Nicholas Ray is an under appreciated genius. Also, Bernard Herrmann makes any film the best film.

  18. AKFilmFan's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    Under Nicholas Ray's direction, the pioneering use of handheld cameras, & Ryan's standout performance this is a very entertaining noir despite a tacked on ending by RKO.

  19. Mark Desrosiers's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    "Well, the weather outside is frightful / My blind noir dame's so insightful / No more human-garbage dog show / Let it snow let it snow let it snow."

  20. Dave's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    Not quite great, but an excellent, dark Nicholas Ray noir.

  21. Siksinaaq's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    "Sometimes people who are never alone are the loneliest." Like N. Ray's other noir masterwork 'In a Lonely Place', Bogart in that picture along with Robert Ryan's character in this one are both men who are skilled at their professions, yet plagued with inner demons. In this, all central males have tendancies for violence, whether it be Wilson's cynicism, the father's need for justice, or Danny's mental instability.

  22. Graveyard Poet's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    What's the definition of a classic? A story in which nothing needs to be added or subtracted. This melancholy winter mood piece showcases Robert Ryan's finest performance as a bitter, cynical cop, Ida Lupino's touching portrayal of a lonely blind woman, and Bernard Herrmann's passionate score (his own personal favorite of his career.) Easily Nick Ray's greatest film.

  23. Pierre's rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    Love the Bernard Herrmann score.

  24. Sudarshan R.'s rating of the film On Dangerous Ground

    All said and done, the best film noir ever made!

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