Crime in the Streets
Crime in the Streets (1956)

Frankie Dane (John Cassavetes) is the leader of the hornets, a local street gang that has had its share of rumbles and other trouble with the police. When one of his members is fingered to the police by a neighbor (Malcolm Atterbury) for… More

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The film is built around long takes of tightly composed performances, culminating in a bravura four-minute shot with entrances and exits brilliantly orchestrated by the commanding presence of Cassavetes.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A lively and intense melodrama about a youth gang hanging out in the mean city streets.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Siegel manages to keep the action wound pretty tight, though he doesn't seem to sympathize much with Rose's bleeding-heart liberalism.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Depends heavily on Cassavetes' intensity and Siegel's brutality to make it work.

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Stella Dallas
this is the usual concrete jungle/wild in the streets teenage delinquent drama, aside from cassavetes' intense performance, still a few years away from… More
Michael Gildea
Once you get past the stellar title sequence you'll probably spend most of the 90-minute running time wanting something very bad to happen to John… More
rocko perkovich
No poster? so rude. I almost cried at the end. "Richie! You're my brother...I love you! Ahh so geat. So this kid Richie, a lousy good for nothing… More