The Sniper
The Sniper (1952)

The "regeneration" of blacklisted director Edward Dmytryk was expedited when he was hired by producer Stanley Kramer to helm the location-filmed melodrama The Sniper. In the interests of political expediency, Dmytrk was required… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 3, 2009
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61%


Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Adams
Time Out

Good use of the streets of San Francisco, and you can see the film's influence on Peter Bogdanovich's rather artsier 1967 offering Targets.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Trazendo uma importante mensagem acerca da responsabilidade do Estado ao lidar com criminosos mentalmente instáveis, o filme conta com uma direção impecável de Dmytryk e uma atuação amargurada e intensa de Franz.

Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

... straddles the studio model of storytelling and the immediacy of low-budget location shooting...

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Film4

A little dated now, especially the nervous documentary-style camerawork which soon outstays its welcome, The Sniper's thriller mechanics nevertheless work efficiently.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's absolutely terrified that its messages will pass by unnoticed.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film's message blaming society for the serial killer's actions was not well received by the public.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
a really good suspenseful film if a little preachy. pretty violent for 1952. adolphe menjou gives a fine performance
Michael Gildea
Really really weak. The Sniper is completely unengaging but makes no futile effort to make its protagonist likable even in the slightest. Edward Dmytryk does… More