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The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

1967 1h 40m Crime Drama List
89% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 66% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Based on true events, this crime drama follows the events leading up to the infamous shootout between rival gangs led by Al Capone (Jason Robards) and George "Bugs" Moran (Ralph Meeker). To claim his status as the most powerful mobster in Chicago during the Prohibition era, Capone orders his men to disguise themselves as police officers and murder important members of Moran's organization, resulting in one of the bloodiest battles in mob history. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times At the end of this nonsense, to be sure, there is a massacre to brighten things up a little. But then the pall sets in again. Rated: 1.5/4 Mar 3, 2019 Full Review Richard Whitehall Los Angeles Free Press The carefully stylized violence and reconstruction of that era comes off very well. Feb 3, 2020 Full Review Penelope Houston The Spectator It's a cool, violent film, romantic in a disciplined, disenchanted way about its battling gangsters. Aug 3, 2015 Full Review Sean Axmaker Seanax.com Corman is adept at creating human moments between the plot points, reminding us of the little guys caught up in the war and the human cost of the violence... Mar 14, 2015 Full Review Matt Brunson Creative Loafing Roger Corman's rat-tat-tat helming is one of the strengths of this crime flick ... What damages the picture are the performances by the two top-billed stars, Jason Robards and George Segal. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 4, 2015 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Shoot 'em up gangsters, Prohibition era, via Roger Corman. Rated: 4/5 Mar 2, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member I was born quite near and grew up in the neighborhood where the Massacre took place in the Lincoln Park/Clark Street area of Chicago where the shooting to place. I was quite interested in the streets & locations listed in the movie where I lived and had apartments over the years. It seemed to stick to the facts quite well. However, the cast was nothing like I imagined the true historical characters involved. Jason Robards was a great actor. BUT he could never be the tough, Italian Al Capone. One bright star stood out in the movie-Young Bruce Dern as the reluctant, shy mechanic with a family and bills to pay gets caught up in the whole mess and ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Interesting film but De Niro is still the best Capone ever. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/09/24 Full Review Larry K Awesome gangster movie. Jason Robards absolutely kills it as Capone Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/15/24 Full Review Simon T King of the Bs, Roger Corman, delivers one of his best films with this low-budget straightforward penny dreadful melodrama centering on the 1920s turf wars between rival gangsters, the more famous of which of course is Al Capone (non lookalike Jason Robards). You'll forget who's who within seconds, but it doesn't matter because the plot is as simple as they come: a kind of cut-price Godfather, seemingly shot entirely on the Fox backlog. There are fleeting appearances by Bruce Dern, Dick Miller and Jack Nicholson, and a miscast George Segal. Good fun. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/09/23 Full Review CodyZamboni Solid Prohibition gangster docu drama. Movie is pulpy, exciting, with gun blasting action every 10 minutes, courtesy of Roger Corman. Lots of famous faces in supporting roles. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/30/23 Full Review SICKS6SIX I don't like films with a commentary or writing on the screen telling you about the events you are watching. But this film is OK. Worth watching. Some good acting. Everyone knows the plot so no need to explain anything. George Segal over acts at times. But it's a big story so why not ham it a bit. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/01/22 Full Review Matthew D This flick has it all: Dirty dealings, double-crosses, Tommy guns, bootleg whiskey, fedoras, Italian food; everything! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/20/21 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Based on true events, this crime drama follows the events leading up to the infamous shootout between rival gangs led by Al Capone (Jason Robards) and George "Bugs" Moran (Ralph Meeker). To claim his status as the most powerful mobster in Chicago during the Prohibition era, Capone orders his men to disguise themselves as police officers and murder important members of Moran's organization, resulting in one of the bloodiest battles in mob history.
Director
Roger Corman
Screenwriter
Howard Browne
Production Co
Los Altos Productions
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 1, 2013
Runtime
1h 40m
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