No Way Out
No Way Out (1950)

A pioneering film about racial tensions, No Way Out stars Richard Widmark as a criminal named Ray Biddle, who despises African-Americans. Sidney Poitier (in his screen debut) is the black doctor, Luther Brooks, assigned to take care of the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 16, 1950
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The pic that launched the career of Sidney Poitier.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

No Way Out borrows the template for socially conscious filmmaking from both Gentlemen's Agreement and Crossfire: it's half noir, half sermon.

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Emanuel Levy

Sidney Poitier made a splsshy screen debut in Mankiewicz's Oscar-nominated liberal message film about racism.

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Topnotch film noir

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Richard Widmark is a "Negro-Hater" who blames Sidney Poitier for his brother's death. Intense but stylized social commentary featuring a rather… More
Aj V
A really good movie, it's both a serious drama focused on racism and the medical profession, and an exciting thriller with criminals. Poitier and Widmark… More
jay nixon
Three top performances by the leads and a provocative topic make this a very worthwhile viewing experience.