Macao
Macao (1952)

Enemies of iconoclastic producer-director Josef Von Sternberg must have been delighted beyond measure when he ended up directing Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell in RKO's Macao. Set against the murkily exotic backdrops of gambling dens,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 23, 2007
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Sternberg's personality survives; what's missing is the soul that might have turned the artifice and self-parody into poetry.

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Paul Brenner
Filmcritic.com

a load of atmosphere and malarkey in search of a coherent storyline

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

One of Robert Mitchum's weaker movies

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

What is so enjoyable, apart from Harry Wild's shimmering camerawork, is the tongue-in-cheek tone of the script and performances, best evidenced in the sparkling banter and innuendo between Mitchum and Russell.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

An exciting film noir entry, steaming up the screen with sultry, sexy Russell and a somnambulistic Mitchum who manage to clinch often, despite their sneering disregard for each other.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If you are looking for an underrated film noir gem--that somehow got swept under the rug--this is it!

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

All the other ingredients, including Miss Russell's famed physique, are pretty much the same as have been tumbled into previous cheesecakes with Jane and Bob.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a slow-paced, thoroughly dull piece of work...

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Stylish noir from Sternberg.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
This ios Film Noir at its best. Its been a long time since movies were made like this, and I miss them, filtering throught the junk that is put on film screens… More
Ken Stachnik
This movie is awesome. You get the amazing scenery of Macao, Jane Russell & Gloria Grahame and Robert Mitchum is also once again an amazing badass. The… More
Walter M.
On the boat to Macao, Nick Cochran(Robert Mitchum) is just minding his business when he is hit in the head by a shoe, leading to his rescuing Julie Benson(Jane… More