Le Couteau dans la plaie (Five Miles to Midnight)
Le Couteau dans la plaie (Five Miles to Midnight) (1962)

In this rather sordid crime drama, a greedy husband survives a plane crash and then contacts his widow to convince her to collect his substantial insurance policy. She is then to give him the money so he can leave her. The whole thing came… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 12, 1962
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Sophia Loren is given very little opportunity to display her acknowledged talent for acting in Anatol Litvak's new film.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

[A] tawdry little melodrama.

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TIME Magazine

[A] chilling story of mismatched mates.

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Moira Walsh
America Magazine

The story is not only full of holes; it is also replete with coincidental narrative embellishments stitched on as an afterthought to keep the holes from showing too much.

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times

Fans of melodrama will enjoy this juicy item that sometimes seems Hitchcockian in tone but most of the time exists in a world of its own.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The tawdry atmospheric "insurance fraud film" crashes along with its plane crash vics.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Solid suspenser with a some surprises along the way.
Aj V
I was pleasantly surprised by this movie, it stars two of my favourite actors, and the story is really cool. It's dramatic, suspenseful, and exciting, but… More