The Sniper
The Sniper (1952)

In this police drama, a maverick San Francisco detective is assigned to find the crazed sniper who has been shooting women. In order to find the killer, the cop must ignore mounting pressure from his chief and the press and delve deeper… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 9, 1952
DVD Release Date: November 3, 2009
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Adams
Time Out

Good use of the streets of San Francisco, and you can see the film's influence on Peter Bogdanovich's rather artsier 1967 offering Targets.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Trazendo uma importante mensagem acerca da responsabilidade do Estado ao lidar com criminosos mentalmente instáveis, o filme conta com uma direção impecável de Dmytryk e uma atuação amargurada e intensa de Franz.

Sean Axmaker

... straddles the studio model of storytelling and the immediacy of low-budget location shooting...

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A little dated now, especially the nervous documentary-style camerawork which soon outstays its welcome, The Sniper's thriller mechanics nevertheless work efficiently.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's absolutely terrified that its messages will pass by unnoticed.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film's message blaming society for the serial killer's actions was not well received by the public.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
a really good suspenseful film if a little preachy. pretty violent for 1952. adolphe menjou gives a fine performance
Michael Gildea
Really really weak. The Sniper is completely unengaging but makes no futile effort to make its protagonist likable even in the slightest. Edward Dmytryk does… More