Rififi Synopsis
Betrayal follows a robbery by four Frenchmen (Jean Servais, Carl Mohner, Robert Manuel).
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Rififi, with its stark visuals, dark humor and constrained performances, earned Dassin the Best Director nod at the Cannes Film Festival...
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100

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
A sweaty-browed exercise in precision filmmaking, but one that doesn't cheat you with wisps of tension and the pretense of attitude.
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100

TV Guide

By Frank Lovece
Manages to inject more than a little humor into this tension-filled genre classic.
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100

Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
But the human elements -- jealousy, anger, weakness, fortitude, loyalty, vengeance and honor, all acted out by a resolutely realistic cast...
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100

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
The granddaddy of all caper/heist movies. The work that defined the genre for the subsequent four decades of filmmakers, none of whom was...
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100

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's terse, atmospheric, fatalistic, with vertiginous camera angles and edits offsetting its gray documentary flatness.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It becomes as savage as ''Reservoir Dogs,'' ''The Killing,'' or any of the other dozens of films over which it still casts a shadow.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
The new print does justice to Philippe Agostini's splendidly atmospheric cinematography.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Among the picture's many surprises is a superb robbery scene filmed in a near-total silence that contrasts exhilaratingly with the noisy...
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
No matter how many heists you've seen, how many gangs you've watched fall apart or how many aging crooks you've seen walk up a mean street...
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