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- Dashiell Barnes
This film & "The Public Enemy" are responsible for creating the stereotypical gangsters. Robinson becomes a star thanks to this part as a small-time hoodlum who becomes a ruthless success in the crime world. Oscar-nominated adaptation of the W.R. Burnett novel has aged but the timing of the film has helped it become a classic. A great film, with Robinson's death scene becoming an iconic movie moment. I give it a 4/5.
This is one of the greatest gangster flicks of that era. It's Robinson's Public Enemy and it's just as good! The role of Little Caeser played is great by Robinson as the little tough immigrant from the streets earning a name for himself in the underworld. It's filmed fantastic, full of gritty, fast talkin, quick to grab a gat and blast type of scenes. A must see for all gangster/crime genre fans. Young Robinson doing what he does best!
Granddaddy of All Gangster Films
- Jeffrey Kenison
This is one of my favorite gangster movies, I especially like Edward G. Robinson.