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      Hell Is a City

      1960 1h 38m Crime Drama List
      60% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 79% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A British police inspector (Stanley Baker) waits in Manchester for an escaped killer (John Crawford) to return for his loot. Read More Read Less

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      Gerri Major Jet Magazine For lovers of detective techniques, Hell Is A City is a finger-snapper. Jan 16, 2024 Full Review MFB Critics Monthly Film Bulletin Little detection is needed with a gang so improbably stupid as not to notice dye on their fingers, and the toughness caricatures itself in the final bedroom scene, a classic of unintended comedy. Feb 2, 2018 Full Review Chris Cabin Filmcritic.com harkens back to the pulp serials where noir was birthed Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 10, 2009 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Oct 14, 2005 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's a gritty Hammer story. Rated: B Feb 11, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member a very enjoyable British crime noir film with actor Stanley Baker in fine form as a police inspector Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member best film made in manchester,maybe a taste of honey. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member a great forgotten effort from hammer sci fi director val guest. the underrated stanley baker stars as a police inspector tracking an escaped killer through manchester's underworld. great character development and suspense Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Solid British noir that I may be underrating slightly due to the fact that it displays a workmanlike efficiency and adherence to logical progression without standing out in any area as memorable for a particular scene or piece of dialogue. Without these memorable moments that films like White Heat and Kiss Me Deadly have, to name two, it comes and goes as an entertainment that stands up over the years, which is always impressive, but on the level of a 1960s cop TV show. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Great crime thriller from Hammer Films starring the late Stanley Baker. The film contains some superb location scenes of the Manchester and the north. Baker is superb in the role of a gritty police inspector. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member I lost interest early on. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A British police inspector (Stanley Baker) waits in Manchester for an escaped killer (John Crawford) to return for his loot.
      Director
      Val Guest
      Producer
      Michael Carreras
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 38m
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