The Killer Is Loose
The Killer Is Loose (1956)

In this thriller, "Foggy" (Wendell Corey) is a bank teller who got his nickname for the thick spectacles he must wear. Foggy is also an inside man for a gang of thieves planning to rob his bank. Unfortunately, their plan goes awry… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG
Running Time:
Release Date: January 1, 1956
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
60%
Flixster
User Score
39%

Available Online



Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Strange, moody film noir, filled with observations on daily life, technology and gender in the 1950's.

Full review…
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Handed a narrative stuffed with cat-and-mouse violence, the filmmaker plays down dark hysteria in favor of grayish curtness, and the film is no less tense for that.

Full review…
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A rather creaky attempt at a film noir with very little of the psychological violence and use of landscape that would define [Boetticher's] later films.

Full review…
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A typical 1950s noir.

Full review…
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Plays out like some sort of slow-motion fever dream.

Full review…
More reviews for The Killer Is Loose

Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Decently acted little noir. Wendell Corey didn't have the magnetism to make it as a lead but he was always an excellent supporting player whether he was… More
Stella Dallas
good stuff. escaped psycho gunning for a policeman's wife. really tense and well directed
Stephen Earnest
"The Killer Is Loose" is a watchable police yarn that ultimately suffers from an incompetent final act and a short running time that allows us little… More