In a Lonely Place
In a Lonely Place (1950)

Screenwriter Dixon Steele, faced with the odious task of scripting a trashy bestseller, has hatcheck girl Mildred Atkinson tell him the story in her own words. Later that night, Mildred is murdered and Steele is a prime suspect. His record… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

Few movies suggest such a forthright flaying of their director's soul.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's a breathtaking work, and a key citation in the case for confession as suitable material for art.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Bogie the superstar laid bare by Nicholas Ray's scrutiny, the legendary persona eroded to reveal the desolating macho violence

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

The genre trappings of this noir masterpiece -- which details the short-lived relationship between live-wire screenwriter Dixon Steele (Bogart) and his goldilocked muse Laurel Gray (Grahame) -- don't matter a whit.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Director Nicholas Ray maintains nice suspense. Bogart is excellent. Gloria Grahame, as his romance, also rates kudos.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Disturbing look at a violent man.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

The grayest, most morally ambiguous of film noirs -- and arguably the most self-reflexive.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Never were despair and solitude so romantically alluring.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

For many admirers In a Lonely Place is the ultimate inside-Hollywood sour-grape ball, eclipsing even Sunset Boulevard.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
verrrry good
Tsubaki Sanjuro
"The man i love has gotten into many bar fights, OH NOES! HE'S A SERIAL KILLER AND HE'S GOING TO KILL ME, OH MY GAAAAAAAAAWD"
Graham Jones
Bogart is frightening in Nicholas Ray's masterpiece.
Stella Dallas
a very dark view of hollywood and the finest work of ray, bogart & gloria grahame. remarkable chemistry and self reflexive honesty rarely seen in… More
Reid Volk
An indictment of Hollywood, a subversion of the romanticism associated with Hollywood, and the story of the plight of an aging writer who desires to remain true… More
Jim Hunter
A screenwriter, suspected of murder, falls for his neighbor, a witness who clears him of the crime. Now, with Bogie firmly entrenched as a screen legend, it is… More