Crime in the Streets
Crime in the Streets (1956)

Crime in the Streets was filmmaker Don Siegel's take on the dilemma of juvenile delinquency. Dedicated social worker James Whitmore matches wits with a tough street gang, headed by John Cassavetes (yes, he was that young once!) An… More

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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

The film is built around long takes of tightly composed performances, culminating in a bravura four-minute shot with entrances and exits brilliantly orchestrated by the commanding presence of Cassavetes.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A lively and intense melodrama about a youth gang hanging out in the mean city streets.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Siegel manages to keep the action wound pretty tight, though he doesn't seem to sympathize much with Rose's bleeding-heart liberalism.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Depends heavily on Cassavetes' intensity and Siegel's brutality to make it work.

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Stella Dallas
this is the usual concrete jungle/wild in the streets teenage delinquent drama, aside from cassavetes' intense performance, still a few years away from… More
Michael Gildea
Once you get past the stellar title sequence you'll probably spend most of the 90-minute running time wanting something very bad to happen to John… More
rocko perkovich
No poster? so rude. I almost cried at the end. "Richie! You're my brother...I love you! Ahh so geat. So this kid Richie, a lousy good for nothing… More