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Year
1949
Runtime
73 min.
Director
Robert Wise
Genres
Sport, Film-Noir
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
4,902
Checks
1,809
Favs
176
Dislikes
9
Favs/checks
9.7% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
20:1
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  1. MrE2Me's avatar

    MrE2Me

    A superbly executed, touching little film that is more of a suspenseful drama than noir. Events play out in real time as an aging boxer fights a bout, unaware that he's supposed to take a dive in the third round. There's not a false note in the entire picture. 10 years 7 months ago
  2. TheGallopingGhost's avatar

    TheGallopingGhost

    The Set-Up has perhaps the most straightforward plot I have ever actually seen, but the execution makes it worth the watchn 10 years 8 months ago
  3. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    That last punch was his best! 8 years 5 months ago
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In 8 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #22 in IMDb's Sport Top 50
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    22
  2. This movie ranks #26 in IMDb's Film-Noir Top 50
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    26
  3. This movie ranks #61 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
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    61
  4. This movie ranks #61 in TSPDT's 100 Essential Noir Films
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    61
  5. This movie ranks #682 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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    682
  6. This movie ranks #739 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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  7. This movie ranks #762 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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    762
  8. This movie ranks #793 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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    793
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