October 06, 2006
Two Sentence Review: Touch of Evil
Sure, it's a cliche to love this movie, but I'm here to tell you that Touch of Evil is one of the best movies ever made. If you appreciate noir, or even if you just like a little crime drama now and then, I can't recommend it enough.
Posted on October 06, 2006 09:51 PM
I just put this on my Netflix earlier this week after reflecting, out of nowhere, that I haven't seen it in years. Since I dimly recall adoring this movie, I'm reassured to hear that you can indeed recommend it sufficiently.
"...and a lousy cop."
my only experience with this movie was watching jon travolta watch it in get shorty.
Until yesterday, Get Shorty was also the closest I had come to Touch of Evil. I have no regrets that my meta-Evil memories have been eclipsed by the real thing. From start to finish, Touch of Evil is a beautiful film about ugly things. It gives me shivers just to remember certain scenes.
I was shocked when I found out that the detective was Orson Welles.
Now there's someone who needs to lose some kilos.