The Racket
The Racket (1951)

In this film, racketeer Robert Ryan has managed to get several government and law-enforcement higher-ups in his pocket. But Ryan can't touch the incorruptible police officer Robert Mitchum, who refuses all attempts at bribery. Ryan gets… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 25, 1990
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

Softer than it should have been, then, but still dark enough to lose yourself in.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A typical gangster film.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

As for the film's observations on crooks and poltics, they are so generalized and familiar that this is just a case of one more time around.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

[A] hard-hitting melodrama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
In New York, corruption has reached all levels under the command of the powerful mobster lord "The Old Man" and the local crime boss Nick Scanlon… More
Michael Gildea
This movie kicks ass even though the leading lady has a more masculine voice than Will Arnet.
AJ Verser
I can't remember this movie very well, it didn't make a big impression on me, it's another cop drama. It's okay, not bad, but not good… More
Ken Stachnik
Ryan and Mitchum are pretty good as rivals in this cops and gangster film, but the dialog is really the star here