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Year
1950
Runtime
87 min.
Director
Joseph H. Lewis
Genres
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, Film-Noir
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
7,614
Checks
3,129
Favs
320
Dislikes
20
Favs/checks
10.2% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
16:1
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  1. Scream1008's avatar

    Scream1008

    Awesome long take in the backseat of the car, and generally very exciting movie. 13 years 1 month ago
  2. psdantonio's avatar

    psdantonio

    normally not too big a fan of b-movie film noirs, but this one was fantastic. peggy cummins was simply gorgeous and john dall an equal counterpart (his character could have been played by jimmy stewart).

    anyways, great movie (and blew bonnie and clyde out of the water in my opinion).
    11 years 9 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Gun Crazy is the same old story - two sharpshooters fall in love and go on a crime spree. Okay, it's not exactly the same old story. It's only like Bonnie and Clyde in terms of strict premise. John Dall's Bart loves guns, but can't stomach killing ANY creature, and his story begins when he is a child and realizes this. When he meets Peggy Cummins' fatale Annie, there are sparks because she's an extension of her guns. But no matter how much you justify them as hobby, or circus act, or abstraction, the function of guns is to kill, and especially once the duo go on their rampage, a gun has to go off sometime. And like the gun, Annie is dangerous no matter how much you try to keep her safety on. It's a tragedy waiting to happen. Visually, the approach and getaway action is all shot from the back seat, giving the film real immediacy, and if these guys are expert sharpshooters, they are very bad at running, and those clumsy, breathless moments add to the realism and excitement as well. I also rate highly the finale in the swamp, gorgeous film making. 4 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #30 in BFI's 100 Road Movies
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  3. This movie ranks #40 in IMDb's Film-Noir Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #55 in Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century
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  5. This movie ranks #69 in TSPDT's 100 Essential Noir Films
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  6. This movie ranks #69 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
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  7. This movie ranks #70 in iCheckMovies's 1950s Top 100
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  8. This movie ranks #71 in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese
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  9. This movie ranks #178 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  10. This movie ranks #198 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  12. This movie ranks #228 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  13. This movie ranks #249 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  14. This movie ranks #289 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  15. This movie ranks #406 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  17. This movie ranks #965 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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