Friday, January 4, 2013
CALL NORTHSIDE 777 (1948)
Based on a true story CALL NORTHSIDE 777 hasn't aged too well. In fact I'll just go ahead and say it: it's boring. We all know right from the beginning how the story is going to end, so any suspense is thrown out the window. The semi-documentary filming style doesn't help things at all either. Added onto that the numerous loose ends and the lack on a concrete bad guy CN777 is pretty slow going. Stewart's performance is fine, as is Lee J. Cobb's, but even so I can't think of any reason in the world why I would ever want to watch this film again. If you need me I'll be in my room watching THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.