Dark Passage
Dark Passage (1947)

Robert Montgomery's 1946 film Lady in the Lake attempted to tell the entire story with a "subjective camera": shooting the film from the point of view of the main character, with the camera acting as his "eyes". The… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

The structure and character sense of the David Goodis novel are intact, and a full-throttle supporting cast has a ball with meaty parts.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

An odd, atmospheric 1947 thriller.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

An example of how star power can compensate plot, this is the least electric of the Bogart-Bacall pairings; luckily, there's Agnes Moorehead, the screen's best hornet, to intervene whenever the going gets too lackadasical.

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James Berardinelli

The story is involving, the atmosphere is as starkly noir as anything Bogart participated in, and the dynamic between the leads is as conspicuous as ever.

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Variety Staff

What starts out as a thriller switches en route into a sagging, psychological drama, but recovers in time to give out with the satisfying gory stuff.

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Dark Passage isn't a particularly good film - there's a lot of disparate elements that never quite sew themselves together. It's a crazy patchwork made up of different pieces of other movies.

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TIME Magazine

This thriller is not quite up to the best Hitchcock, but it does prove that Delmer Daves is a man to watch. And The Dark Passage is a picture to see.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Even though bored by the story -- which, because of its sag, you may be -- you can usually enjoy the scenery, which is as good as a travelogue.

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Fernando F. Croce

Delmer Daves' paramount noir dreamscape

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Bogie and Baby again, baby, this time in San Francisco, where she picks up an escaped con on the lam and brings him home ... okay, so maybe its a smidgen… More
Aj V
This is one of my favourite film noirs. The story is brilliant and the cast is great. I highly recommend this one.
Graham Jones
Though not on the level as the other Bogart/Bacall classics, this surprisingly experimental film noir has plenty to enjoy. Also great images of 1940's San… More
Devon Bott
In "Dark Passage", a man (Bogart) wrongly convicted of killing his wife escapes from prison and is picked up by a sympathetic painter (Becall) who… More
Pierluigi Puccini
A good chance to watch Bogart and Bacall getting emotional. I found this noir quite entertaining but some events and decisions made by the characters were a tad… More
xGary Xx
A man jailed for killing his wife escapes and with the aid of a beautiful well wisher attempts to reveal the truth behind her death. This film is mainly known… More