Friday, February 13, 2009

Town Without Pity

Ham-handed (no offense to pigs) would-be polemic (ditto polems) is of interest for its semi-exotic (well, anti-exotic, anyway) setting in "What Cold War" Germany and perhaps as an incompetent porting of High Noon via The Nuremberg Trials. Kirk's scene-chewing bits are watchable but the story such as it is, is repeatedly torpedoed by pointless narration. The equally clumsy score cannot possibly be the responsibility of Dmitri Tiomkin, the director has to take the fall for that disaster. The lighting is bad and the screen ratio is all screwy.

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