[Frears] has not only captured the bleak qualities of the old film noir melodramas but supplied an undercurrent that is as sly as it is unsettling. [25 Jan 1991] show more
More than anything, The Grifters isn't dramatically shot; black-and-white would have made a huge difference. [5 Dec 1990] show more
Mr. Frears is as good with the small touches as he is with the big ones and that means they're great. [24 Jan 1991, p.A8(E)] show more
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