Born to Kill
Born to Kill (1947)

Somehow the titles of the films of hardcase actor Lawrence Tierney seemed to be extensions of the man's personality, as witness such films as The Devil Thumbs a Ride and Born to Kill. In the latter picture, Tierney starts the ball… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1947
DVD Release Date: July 5, 2005
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a fairly typical film-noir premise that's employed to watchable yet entirely unmemorable effect by Robert Wise...

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Hard to watch, but effective and alluring nonetheless.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Competent if slightly too tame for a supposedly sleazy story.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A revolting B film noir...

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

The usually meek Robert Wise trades his chameleonic tastefulness for full-on, jazzy misanthropy in this nasty melodrama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
Another good film noir, with a very interesting story of murder and romance. Good acting, good story, it's good.
Michael Gildea
Lawrence Tierney is superb as the overly-confident pit bull alpha dog sociopath who draws the same rotten qualities out of Claire Trevor who gives an equally… More
Randy Tippy
Finally, a noir film where the title actually makes sense! Classic psychopath meets girl love story. If you can find it on DVD be sure to check out the… More
Ken Stachnik
What happens when sociopaths fall in love
Stella Dallas
two ambitious psychopaths hook up and all hell breaks loose. claire trevor is awesome as the soulless manipulator who destroys everyone around her to be near… More
Veronique Kwak
a story enhanced by murder and deceit. and the best thing in this movie shall be claire trevor's performance as the ambitious, complicated seductress who… More