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  1. Aardsy's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    Did they think people forgot 10 years earlier?

  2. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

  3. S Campbell's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    The Last Great pre war Gangster film before film noir arrived

  4. Diderot's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    I could do without the newsreel narrative framing, but Cagney and Gladys George give two great performances in this tale of a gangster-with-a-heart-of-gold.

  5. eugenie de sade's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    sorry but he shouldve chosen panama smith from the beginning based on her name alone

  6. rllr's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

  7. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    Walsh made other classics, but none better than this little gangster gem. Cagney's best role (although Yankee Doodle is up there, showcasing the other side of this brilliant man), and he and Bogie go together like PB&J. Gladys George also has her best role here, and the montages with narration seem to predict Dragnet-esque cop shows (but here the narration enhances instead of detracts). 39 really was Hollywoods year.

  8. Myles's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    Bogart and Cagney finally convinced me they're good. Ashamed to admit this happened only now.

  9. Denis Zordan's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

  10. The Mayor Of Hell's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    "He can't be more than 15" Bang! "He won't make 16"

  11. Mx Nihil's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    A great homage to the gritty pre-code gangster films. You can't go wrong with Cagney and Bogart.

  12. Hugo Poderoso's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    Two opposites: the montage sequences and James Cagney. Controlled images as codified ideas vs the natural, spontaneous reality of a face and a body in constant motion.

  13. James Roth's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    I love this movie! So much condensed into it. Great rise and fall story, typical gangster conventions at play. For me this is one the best gangster films from this iconic period in movie history

  14. Eugene Kotlyarenko's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    Incredible hard-nosed, elegiac, bildungsroman - cynical and sad and earnest and tough. Cagney and Bogart bring it! No one had the energy of Cagney. Nice, beautifully used tracking shots, crane shots. Interestingly seemed to use a Newsreel like effect 2 years before Welles in Kane. Albeit to different ends.

  15. Zach Closs's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    The best of the Cagney gangster pictures. He's anything but one-note here as the tragic and sympathetic Eddie Bartlett. It's a fascinating tale that weaves snappy, almost Scorsese-esque true-crime vignettes with classic melodrama, surprising cynicism and black-humor.

  16. Nelson Núñez's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    Una gran película de Raoul Walsh, narrada con una energía, desparpajo e irreverencia impresionantes (sobre todo,considerando que retrata las consecuencias de la primera guerra mundial y la era de la ley seca en los Estados Unidos). James Cagney está soberbio en su rol del emprendedor Eddie Bartlett y Bogart se luce con un personaje realmente canalla. Lo único reprochable es que la historia se alarga un poco al final.

  17. film_lies101's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

  18. Drew.'s rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    Yay I'm so glad this was added!

  19. Jack Rientoul's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    solid film and i love that ending!

  20. krisjkondrad's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    The best Cagney movie, Raoul Walsh's best picture, one of the best American films of the 30s (I'd put it right after Leroy's I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang). The pacing and dialogue are flawless and it perfectly balances humor, suspense and pathos. It's also one of the few films where the narration enhances the story as opposed to muddling it. If you like gangster epics; then this is your movie.

  21. Ademption's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    Sharp dialogue. Excellent pacing.

  22. Dave's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    One of the greatest gangster films ever made and a case can be made for this being Cagney's finest moment. Cagney was outstanding in other films as well - Angels With Dirty Faces and White Heat come to mind. But this movie might be as good or better than either of those, which elevates Cagney's vital role even more. Just an American classic.

  23. Hunter Duesing's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

  24. Acerk21's rating of the film The Roaring Twenties

    A must-see Gangster flick and my favorite Cagney film!