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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Aardsy's rating of the film The Big House

    Pretty effective and lean for a 1930 film.

  2. El Biffo's rating of the film The Big House

    3000 convicts and none are Black? Did they have all-white prisons in 1930's America? Or did the guys that made this picture just not want any Black people in it? Leave it to Hollywood to whitewash the Blackest thing in our society. The attempted prison break at the end is good, but not nearly as good as the one in Brute Force (1947).

  3. Ciprian David's rating of the film The Big House

    at most i was impressed by the effective use of close-ups. every now and then i felt like seeing through the eyes of the characters right into their fears, problems and hopes.