The Racket
The Racket (1951)

The Racket was based on a play by Bartlett Cormack, first filmed as a silent in 1928. The storyline was updated to include references to Estes Kefauver's Senate Crime Investigating Committee: otherwise, the plot (and much of the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 12, 1951
DVD Release Date: April 25, 1990
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

Softer than it should have been, then, but still dark enough to lose yourself in.

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TV Guide

[A] hard-hitting melodrama.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

As for the film's observations on crooks and poltics, they are so generalized and familiar that this is just a case of one more time around.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A typical gangster film.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Well-told version of a famous stage play.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
In New York, corruption has reached all levels under the command of the powerful mobster lord "The Old Man" and the local crime boss Nick Scanlon… More
Michael Gildea
This movie kicks ass even though the leading lady has a more masculine voice than Will Arnet.
Aj V
I can't remember this movie very well, it didn't make a big impression on me, it's another cop drama. It's okay, not bad, but not good… More
Aldo Gandia
Surprised to see the majority of critics didn't care for this movie. While not flawless, I found the storyline intriguing, some of the acting top-notch and… More
Ken Stachnik
Ryan and Mitchum are pretty good as rivals in this cops and gangster film, but the dialog is really the star here