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  1. William's rating of the film The Big Heat

  2. S Campbell's rating of the film The Big Heat

    A film noir masterpiece from Director Fritz Lang

  3. Balthaz21's rating of the film The Big Heat

  4. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Big Heat

    There's absolutely nothing like the righteous indignation of a good man. Don't piss him off because he will end you. Of course revenge is the name of this game, and nobody wins. A lot of dames had to die for him to get justice. Gloria Grahame is outstanding.

  5. FISCHER's rating of the film The Big Heat

    Un chef-d'oeuvre du film noir américain, puissant et inoubliable ! www.cinefiches.com

  6. Eeeeeeeeeee's rating of the film The Big Heat

    eskiden insanlarda kan yokmus :D

  7. cherbourgdoll's rating of the film The Big Heat

  8. Aaron Dillenbeck's rating of the film The Big Heat

    An unconventional take on noir that totally works on every level. The lighting was perfectly done. I was hooked from the get go.

  9. wiwitaek's rating of the film The Big Heat

  10. Trunfos's rating of the film The Big Heat

  11. Moses Lumpkin's rating of the film The Big Heat

    As dark as that hot pot of scolding coffee

  12. Histioteuthis's rating of the film The Big Heat

    Really good, but mostly for Gloria Grahame, as otherwise you'd only have cops to sympathize with.

  13. Aardsy's rating of the film The Big Heat

    Great stuff. All of this is Bannion's fault, but whatev.

  14. bulgrin's rating of the film The Big Heat

    Intense and cruel without gore. Great cast. By all means a classic!

  15. A47's rating of the film The Big Heat

    The execution is clear, but the forms are far more interesting.

  16. HSBilly's rating of the film The Big Heat

    i like the dialogue, greatness!.

  17. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Big Heat

  18. Ashley Spendlove's rating of the film The Big Heat

    A much more subtle film than it initially appears. At first it seems a standard noir which sets up a Manichean contrast between Bannion's domestic bliss and moral heroism versus the depravity and evil of the mob. As it progresses however, those lines become increasingly blurred and the film develops into a darker exploration of the individual's and society's capacity for evil, both active and complicit.

  19. 'king Harold's rating of the film The Big Heat

    Sometimes the script tries so hard to be a wise guy it's hilarious, but thats part of the enjoyment, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid etc. Lee Marvin is such a good baddie. It struck me that these must have been very cheap to make, the sets are very undemanding. Beautifully lit. Glenn Ford' sense of justice and purpose just doesn't waver, he just ploughs right through everyone until they just end up following him.

  20. UnbrandedFilms's rating of the film The Big Heat

    Tight story that never loses momentum. Every single visual element and the dialogue serve each scene into the next without dispersion.

  21. janh24's rating of the film The Big Heat

    A thriller that is never less than engaging.

  22. innersmiff's rating of the film The Big Heat

    Apparently straightforward detective story elevated by punctual tragedies, surprises and reveals.

  23. Richard Capener's rating of the film The Big Heat

    I love a good noir, and this doesn't disappoint. Super cool, witty dialogue and surprisingly violent. Glenn Ford is great fun to watch.

  24. Nikola Enchev's rating of the film The Big Heat

    I am beginning to think that all noirs are the same: some murder mystery, some plot twists, a beautiful woman in trouble, a narrow story line with no grander meaning, and generally horrible music. It really doesn't matter who the director is: you can't make a good movie out of a boring premise.

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