This Gun for Hire
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film's thrilling bullet-laden finale, fast pace and lovely black-and-white photography more than makes up for some of the overt misogyny that was common in this genre and era."
‑ Erik McCarthy, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A great vein of noir tropes, greatly mined"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A fairly lackluster reading of Greene's novel."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Catapulted Alan Ladd to stardom, established Ladd and Veronica Lake as a screen team and is just plain as close to a perfect representation of film noir as you're likely to get."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Noir favorite; Ladd and Lake are a gangbusters team."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"Enjoyable, although the plot is a little incredible and Ladd isn't the most charming leading man in the world."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Well acted crime melodrama that catapulted Alan Ladd to major stardom."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"For good reason it made Alan Ladd a star."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"This is the film noir that made Alan Ladd a hot star after many years as a struggling actor."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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