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Criss Cross

4 Ratings: 3.5
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1949
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about Criss Cross
review by . June 09, 2012
Mrs. Munster beguiles Burt Lancaster, but he should know better
         The dame is out of his life. She is not out of his head.      The guy (Burt Lancaster) tells us in his voice-over narration that he did not come back to Los Angeles to see his ex-wife (Yvonne DeCarlo, who later earned fame as the matriarch of TV's The Munsters). He did not go specifically to their old neighborhood to see her. They used to frequent a nightclub, but he assures us that he does not go there now hoping to see her.   …
review by . March 13, 2011
A fine, bleak noir, close to great, where a person's destiny is written on his face like an epitaph
"I didn't come back on account of her. It had nothing to do with her. I wasn't going to go looking for her. I didn't expect to run into her. I didn't particularly want to see her. I was sure of that if I was sure of anything. Then from the start it all went one way. It was in the cards or it was fate or a jinx or whatever you want to call it."       Steve Thompson (Burt Lancaster) in Criss Cross is a drifter, taking jobs where he finds them. He'd …
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