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4.0 out of 5 stars Low Budget and Experimential yet very good, 2 Nov 2012
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This review is from: Killer's Kiss [DVD] (DVD)
This low budget film noir makes a good companion piece to Stanley Kubrick's brilliant The Killing (1956) due to the fact that they were his only two film noirs and boasts some atmospheric and brilliant direction. While a man waits for a train he recounts in flashback his life as a boxer as he meets and falls in love with his neighbour. Both live trapped lives: him by his brutal boxing life and her working in a small dance hall for a slimy and creepy boss who controls her. Each wanting to escape represented by the man in beginning waiting for his train to escape. The boxing scenes are expertly directed: raw and upfront the viewer feels he is the boxing ring. Kubrick captures a jazzy and downbeat atmosphere and boasts a brilliant ending in a empty warehouse with mannequins. This is without doubt one of his most experiential films with camera boasting all sorts of tricks the film has been criticised as a weak film but personally anyone with a appreciation for film noir will see this as classic and one Kubrick's best although not as good as his heist noir The Killing.
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