Overall Rank: 3115
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 39
Theatrical Release Date: 05/18/1955
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/21/2011
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Robert Aldrich
Actors: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez, Cloris Leachman, Jack Elam
Plot: L.A. private eye Mike Hammer picks up a female hitchhiker only to become involved in a twisted plot after she is killed for information. It could mean a big payday, if he can figure out the mystery and survive to use it. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 11/05/2019
"Kiss Me Deadly" is a film noir like few others. It was a lower budget film with a signature style, had some truly sinister characters who do some very heinous things, and ends on a climactic scene that feels straight out of "The Twilight Zone."
Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/07/2012
Although I think they try too hard to shoe-horn in the whole Cold War/nuclear angle, but I love Ralph Meeker's dark anti-hero depiction of Mike Hammer - and the dames ain't half-bad either - as noir, it only half-way works for me, but it's worth watching just for a different take on an iconic character.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/20/2012
One of the more iconic noir films created, Kiss Me Deadly combines a slow burn plot with themes of Cold War paranoia and intrigue (unusual for an LA detective film.) The characters are appropriately off-the-wall and Ralph Meeker's Mike Hammer cooly chews the scenery in every chiroscoro scene. The film's ambiguous opening is one of the best openings of all noir or crime films, in my opinion.
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