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99 River Street ()

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Having lost his heavyweight championship match, boxer Ernie Driscoll now drives a taxi for a living and earns the scorn of his nagging wife, Pauline, who blames him for her lack of social status. Involved with jewel thief Victor Rawlins, Pauline is murdered by him when she impedes his ability to fence the jewels. (imdb)

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99 River Street belongs to 14 collections
1. Film Noir (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 46 stars)
2. Features under 91 minutes (public: moderated by epiphany - 36 stars)
3. Jonathan Rosenbaum's Top 1000 Movies (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 34 stars)
4. They Shoot Pictures 250 Quintessential Noir Films (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 30 stars)
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6. They Shoot Pictures' Recommended Viewing (public: moderated by Cinephile - 15 stars)
7. 1,000 Noir Films: They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn't They? (public: moderated by lisa- - 4 stars)
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Date User Score
Apr 10 mate_cosido
85 69%
Mar 07 MoonLoop MoonLoop
80 79%
Jan 09 cengaveri
75 61%
Dec 06, 2017 vitruvian vitruvian
80 51%
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
70 72%
Oct 10, 2017 Broony
72 20%
Jul 08, 2017 jackinthebox jackinthebox
90 93%
Jun 27, 2017 henrybr
78 69%
Jun 22, 2017 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
83 78%
Jun 02, 2017 92filmgeek
75 91%
Mar 29, 2017 robot2xl robot2xl
74 83%
Feb 25, 2017 mCihhh mCihhh
70 60%
Feb 23, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
72 85%
Dec 26, 2016 apokalyptic
85 27%
Oct 24, 2016 jerrywarton
72 77%
Aug 09, 2016 FrancoZero FrancoZero
15 73%
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
80 65%
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
70 69%
Feb 09, 2016 trogdor3
0 17%
Feb 06, 2016 rklenseth rklenseth
80 78%
Jan 07, 2016 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
39 81%
Jan 03, 2016 LordCouture
64 60%
Dec 27, 2015 pmcinern pmcinern
75 53%
Dec 14, 2015 Aron_Ericson Aron Ericson
77 81%
Dec 11, 2015 MichaelOKeef
70 59%
Dec 07, 2015 Barthalen Barthalen
79 77%
Wastes no time getting things going and keeps building momentum, getting the most out of its wonderful cast, leading to a satisfying finale and a whole bunch of punching to get there. An enjoyable watch where time just flew by.
Sep 16, 2015 Risselada Risselada
75 62%
Sep 05, 2015 janelleann
0 0%
Aug 01, 2015 Darren Darren
90 86%
Jul 31, 2015 tonydal tonydal
80 73%
Starts out a bit wobbly, but definitely picks up and fairly charges along in the second half.
Jul 28, 2015 Seethruskin Seethruskin
5 79%
Jul 16, 2015 thirdeye42
75 65%
Jun 28, 2015 Maaxwell Maaxwell
70 56%
May 20, 2015 porzano porzano
56 50%
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
90 82%
Apr 21, 2015 kaffy123
60 20%
Apr 11, 2015 cinemahell cinema_hell
78 52%
Feb 11, 2015 Marbor Marte Olsen
65 26%
Feb 10, 2015 dr_radical dr. radical
57 56%
Dec 22, 2014 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
71 90%
Dec 22, 2014 filmaffinity filmaffinity
70 79%
Dec 18, 2014 GrimsChild GrimsChild
55 66%
Nov 22, 2014 sebby sebby
70 65%
Oct 10, 2014 ShogunRua ShogunRua
76 89%
Damn good 50's noir, executed well in every regard. The protagonist is sympathetic, as he has one shitty thing after another happen to him, which he solves, very satisfyingly, with his fists. The film doesn't have any major twists or revelations, but it's fast-paced, action-packed, well-edited (every single frame of the 82 minutes is meaningful), and logical throughout. There are weaknesses (Evelyn Keyes is lousy as the female lead), but overall, this is a top-notch crime drama.
Sep 10, 2014 fenixdown fenixdown
84 86%
Great dialogue makes for great noir.
Aug 10, 2014 Zipster
90 81%
Gritty, sharply written gem helmed by low-budget workhorse Phil Karlson. John Payne's down-trodden protagonist has our sympathy from minute one to fade out, making the detours in the constantly thrilling plot that much more exciting, and the un-noir-like ending gratifying and well-earned. The cast is refreshingly eclectic, distinctive, real, likable and memorable, as is the nuanced night-world atmosphere, which is another equally well-realized character.
Jul 26, 2014 Piglet Piglet
70 59%
Jun 01, 2014 Melvelet
80 46%
Mar 05, 2014 tyoda
71 81%
Feb 05, 2014 debaser1985
74 75%
Feb 01, 2014 dormice dormice
70 39%
Dec 08, 2013 HansLucas Hans_Lucas
80 53%
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
70 64%
Nov 18, 2013 Oliveira Oliveira
80 70%
Aug 16, 2013 KOTJ223
96 70%
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
60 51%
Jul 14, 2013 soraxtm
70 34%
Mar 24, 2013 laertes laertes
72 76%
Mar 14, 2013 funkybusnss funkybusnss
60 27%
Jan 31, 2013 CloseFriend CloseFriend
80 75%
I love the tightness of the script. I've never seen a screenplay with an ending that brings everything together so well, both thematically and plot-wise. Evelyn Keyes' loyal, remorseful female lead and Peggie Castle's untrustworthy, insouciant wife character have a contrast that makes the ending work uncannily well. Most of all, John Payne feels like a living, breathing surfeit of pure rage on the screen, volatile and unpredictable.
Jan 18, 2013 frbrown frbrown
85 86%
Jan 17, 2013 george.96
73 40%
Jan 04, 2013 green_man Edson Abas
80 80%
Dec 01, 2012 KasperL KasperL
70 65%
A good noir with pretty great work by John Payne.
Sep 26, 2012 nt_
70 19%
Aug 17, 2012 Noblet Noblet
72 50%
A fairly standard, but well-paced noir. There are a couple of fantastic scenes, and a lot of fantastic beat downs.
May 30, 2012 lotr_sam0711 lotr-sam0711
70 42%
Apr 03, 2012 Cerebrus Cerebrus
80 81%
Mar 30, 2012 TychoCelchuu TychoCelchuu
87 75%
Mar 24, 2012 JooJoo JooJoo
5 79%
Mar 01, 2012 edaz
87 63%
Nov 19, 2011 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
83 72%
The opening sets up the boxer angle well and it runs as an undercurrent throughout the film. It hinges largely on Payne's emotional ebbs and flows and he's certainly up to the task, running hot and cold throughout, with outbursts, introspection and a constant glint in his eye that tells you no matter where the film is at any given moment he's going to carry it through to the end. That reliance on emotion means that the powerful scenes don't fit together that well, but it's worth the tradeoff.
Nov 17, 2011 batui
80 75%
Nov 16, 2011 jodamico jodamico
83 90%
Hooked me from the first scene. What terrific punching.
Oct 15, 2011 winds winds
6 75%
Apr 30, 2011 scollection
53 35%
Apr 01, 2011 gemtea
48 4%
Feb 10, 2011 undinum undinum
85 76%
Feb 02, 2011 jeffv jeff_v
72 71%
Phil Karlson-directed noir that gets better as it goes along, culminating in a terrific climax at a shadowy dockyard. Delicious performances from a rogue's gallery of character actors (Jay Adler, Jack Lambert, Brad Dexter) keep it lively while leading man John Payne (just six years removed from Miracle on 34th Street, but looking about 100 years older) plays an ex-boxer who engages is some of the worst fistfights I've ever seen in a movie.
Jan 31, 2011 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
9 95%
Jan 17, 2011 daisytuna
76 31%
Sep 25, 2010 PaulCurtis
97 98%
This is one of my favorite low-budget 50's crime movies. Often listed as a "film noir" entry, this enjoyable crime/suspense movie isn't quite bleak enough to qualify by my definition. It is, however, very dark in places, which makes the overall story all the more satisfying. Good dialogue, clever plot, fine performances, unusual situations, exciting climax...all fit together very nicely indeed!
Mar 22, 2010 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
85 84%
Phil Karlson again directs John Payne as a regular Joe getting framed, with a lot of punching along the way. I'm not quite sure how I feel about Evelyn Keyes. Sometimes she pulls off some good work, but there were also moments where she didn't seem that hot. Speaking of "hot", the movie gets pretty damn sexy. Nothing like you'd see today, of course, but quite suggestive for 1953. A really solid film that rolls along beautifully.
Feb 20, 2010 Dally Dally
80 65%
Jan 30, 2010 welike
30 67%
Aug 03, 2009 imdb imdb
74 81%
Average Percentile 64.07% from 86 Rankings rss