Kiss of Death
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film is efficient enough, but it's a measure of Hathaway's limitations that it never once fulfills the paranoid delirium built into its subject."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"...a solid, sporadically electrifying little thriller..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Gritty film noir."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"What really sets this noir apart...is a combination of Hathaway's deliberate craftsmanship and the small crackerjack ensemble led by Mature and Widmark"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"A jumbled piece of cinematic crime fiction that's visually elegant but regularly confused about its own point of view."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Vicious, still shocking crime drama"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"If the production code didn't mandate the villain's defeat by the film's end, Udo would have walked away triumphant, tossing a butt at a flat-on-his-face Bianco."
‑ Matthew Sorrento, PopMatters
"Hathaway's film noir is largely known for Richard Widmark's debut in an Oscar-nominated role of a giggling psycho who pushes old crippled ladies down the stairs."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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