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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If Raoul Walsh didn't invent the Warners style, then he certainly brought it to its electric apex"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It has a good cast and the production values were first-class, allowing it to rise slightly above its hackneyed script."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The Roaring Twenties (1939) is action director Raoul Walsh's first gangster film. This newsreel-like, semi-documentary film,"
‑ Tim Dirks, Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
"A powerful story of wartime bonds and their staying power through the most adverse of circumstances."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"One of the last great gangster films of the 1930s. Cagney brings a touch of poignancy to the hood who time has passed by, and Gladys George is splendid as Panama."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Dynamic, quintessential gangster film, wonderfully stylized by director Raoul Walsh,"
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"An epochal rise-and-fall epic of the gangster cycle."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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