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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Louis Léonard's rating of the film The Big Knife

  2. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film The Big Knife

  3. Sean Patrick Stevens's rating of the film The Big Knife

    In a post-Weinstein world this might seem over the top but now it's simply ahead of it's time!

  4. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film The Big Knife

  5. alice's rating of the film The Big Knife

    Come una bomba in una scatola, mi è parso tutto decisamente, inutilmente eccessivo.

  6. Balthaz21's rating of the film The Big Knife

  7. L'immoralistee's rating of the film The Big Knife

  8. El Biffo's rating of the film The Big Knife

    More like a play than a film, I expected something more cinematic from the director of KISS ME DEADLY.

  9. mjgildea's rating of the film The Big Knife

    The Big Knife is full of entertaining performances and vibrant language which justify a couple hours of your time. Unfortunately its not entirely satisfying and there's not exactly an abundance of likable characters around. It also felt a bit claustrophobic, but what do you want from a movie adapted from a play?

  10. Sudipto Basu's rating of the film The Big Knife

    It is over-the-top, most definitely. But it also moves. Wendell Corey's reaction to Palance's death is one of the most incisive things ever written about Hollywood - and by extension, big business.

  11. Jaspar Lamar Crabb's rating of the film The Big Knife

    I'm pretty sure Jack Palance's head pops off in this one

  12. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film The Big Knife

    Hampered by a stodgy script that follows too closely Clifford Odets stageplay. Aldrich does his best to wring some drama and tension out of a script that seems more interested in spouting anti-Hollywood rhetoric than telling a compelling story. Strong characters played by a roster of 50s acting heavyweights - though Jack Palance and Rod Steiger go a bit too far over the top.

  13. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Big Knife

    Highly recommended although some may say that Steiger and Palance overplay. Virulent attack against Hollywood.