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  1. Renton47's rating of the film The Naked City

    One of the best precursor's to the David Simon school I've seen - not only its respect for cop procedure, but the way that's used to depict the specifics of locale and the diversity of a city. For inventiveness in 40s films, having NY narrate the tale ranks highly. I was almost disappointed when it turns to action to resolve itself, but the staging and backdrop of that set piece are sublime.

  2. Peter Tran's rating of the film The Naked City

    I really wanted to like this, but goddamn

  3. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Naked City

    There are pictures out there clearly undeserving of a Best Picture award, like 'The Greatest Show on Earth'. Well, this one mysteriously won Best Cinematography. I have rarely seen such pedestrian work. This is TV show quality. The acting is bad. The voice over is annoying. This is no film noir.

  4. Jugu Abraham's rating of the film The Naked City

    New York cops unravel a murder. Very believable tale with lots of sociological comments. The most notable aspect is that the narrator tells the viewer who made the film--the director, the actors, the scriptwriters, etc., and the real inhabitants of the city. The narrator states an important fact--the entire film was shot outside the film studios. Structurally, very close to what Aristotle would have approved.

  5. FISCHER's rating of the film The Naked City

    Un chef-d'oeuvre du film noir américain, à la limite du documentaire et qui rappelle l'école néo-réaliste, avec comme vedette, la ville de New York ..... www.cinefiches.com

  6. Ethan's rating of the film The Naked City

    This is a well crafted film noir that makes great use of its main set piece, the city of New York and the people in it, to create an intricate atmosphere in which to solve a murder case. Also the cynical narration from Mark Hellinger is also a nice touch.

  7. Aaron Dillenbeck's rating of the film The Naked City

    Loved the voice over throughout the movie. Simple yet very effective plot matched with great energy from the cast and the city itself. not as "dark" as most noirs but none the less a classic in the genre.

  8. Aardsy's rating of the film The Naked City

    She needed a good spanking.

  9. Chris's rating of the film The Naked City

    Very... mehh.. narration and some of the acting wasn't that great, but decent enough regardless

  10. Mar J's rating of the film The Naked City

  11. Christopher M. Jones's rating of the film The Naked City

    no-frills filmmaking at its finest

  12. patchwork's rating of the film The Naked City

    Dassin è sicuramente uno dei migliori (e per certi versi più "moderni") autori di noir. Se si sorvola sull'invadente voce off che commenta in modo fastidioso ogni secondo, lo sviluppo è una goduria, il finale emoziona e New York si conferma ancora una volta come protagonista aggiunta vincente in tutti i film in essa ambientati

  13. RoRoRoro's rating of the film The Naked City

  14. Eric Rucker's rating of the film The Naked City

    Shoddy but more than worth enduring for the photography of the city and candid street life. The pier divers were sheer poetry.

  15. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Naked City

  16. Ebru Yörükoğlu's rating of the film The Naked City

    "there are eight million stories in the naked city. this has been one of them." 4,2

  17. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Naked City

    My personal fav Dassin film. Great location shooting and cool Dragnet style narration. The TV show wasnt half bad either. Essential noir. One of the finest.

  18. Ahmet UJeschk's rating of the film The Naked City

    Brave movie, self-critics exists for their own conservative culture. For its age, interesting that, not used background music so much.

  19. selin's rating of the film The Naked City

    eski polisiyeleri sevenlerin kaçırmaması gereken bir film. // öyküleme çok iyi

  20. Lucas Granero's rating of the film The Naked City

    La intención documental activamente cruda y proto verité tiene la suficiente fuerza como para elevar a este hard boiled estandar a la categoría de clásico. Las calles de NY respiran mejor que la insulsa línea argumentativa, a excepción de unos momentos donde la mano de J. Dassin realmente logra destacarse, como en la persecución final que tuvo su actualización necesaria en The French Connection. Weegee lo hizo mejor.

  21. narcekirdegi's rating of the film The Naked City

    apart from the film, the screenshot choice of mubi is one of the worst.. the naked boys for "naked city"? no, please..

  22. Vineeth Pinglae's rating of the film The Naked City

    well directed by dassin..movie has a good structure . ..dassin captures the city very well..has some memorable moments .. but suffers from bad performance's

  23. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film The Naked City

    Plays like the long lost pilot episode of TV's Law & Order. The story and the way it establishes characters and incidents through happenstance - creating in the process a clear chain of events - is compelling, but the wooden performances and rickety studio interiors are at odds with Dassin's pursuit of gritty actuality and docu-drama style realism. Nonetheless, the procedural and its outcome remain entirely engaging.

  24. Log Lady's rating of the film The Naked City

    Despite all the problems (forgettable actors, the god-awful soap opera happening with one of the police officers, the narration that underlines the events too much), Dassin's take on a NYC police procedural is undoubtedly impressive. It's priceless to see how the 1940s locations are utilized, and the dichotomy between respectability and the blonde woman being murdered in her apartment is especially striking.

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