Overall Rank: 1096
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 48
Theatrical Release Date: 05/23/1950
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/13/2016
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: John Huston
Actors: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, James Whitmore, John McIntire
Plot: A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 10/11/2019
"The Asphalt Jungle" is a tightly directed and slickly executed heist film that puts all its inner gears and mechanics on full display.
dukeakasmudge - wrote on 10/18/2011
What a GREAT movie.They dont make em like they use to
mitchellyoung - wrote on 09/21/2010
One of the staples of film noir. The black and white photography here is both beautiful and foreboding and truly shows that lighting and composition can tell a story. Some of John Huston's best work.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 03/10/2012
A newly formed crew pull off a million dollar jewel heist but when they are doubled crossed by their financial backer, all their careful planning falls apart. Similar to Double Indemnity in that what seems like a perfect plan unravels because of circumstances out of their control combined with weakness of character, The Asphalt Jungle is also the blueprint for the modern heist movie. Noir had evolved from the affected and literary roots of Huston's debut, and it resembles the contemporary crime film far more in its grittier style and more naturalistic characters and dialogue. Sterling Hayden is the pick of the cast of comparatively little known character actors, and the straightforward honour and dignity of a man who is assumed to be nothing more than a violent street thug contrasts both …
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