Specifics
USA [1951] - 111m
Genre
Drama, Thriller
Directed by
Billy Wilder
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Ace in the Hole poster

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October 19, 2019

1.5*/5.0*

A film that hasn't lost much of its relevance in 70 years time, but that simply speaks for the lack of social impact cinema has. The critique on the media is rather shallow, Douglas takes overacting to new extremes and Wilder's attempts at cynical drama feel contrived. The first half of the film is one of Wilder's better moments, but this film takes a fast and deep dive during the second half.