November 15, 2017 Subject:
Top Notch Crime Flick
KC Confidential Is a 5 Star example as to what makes a good Crime Story. And this is the very essence of Film Noir. The story is tightly scripted, the crew of actors - well chosen, & in the hands of a very capable director, results in a winning combination. The plot is 1st rate - A Police Detective Forced into Retirement concocts a plan of an exceptional well staged Armored car robbery , where no shots are fired, no one get hurt(The armored car Guards get roughed up a little), and a Ex-con is framed for the robbery, after a brutal interrogation by the police, he swears revenge & starts hunting down the perps involved. He succeeds. There are no lag spots in this picture AT ALL, so KUDO's to cast & crew!!
March 14, 2016 Subject:
Let down confidential
OK. I've got to say, I realize it's an integral part of the plot, but the fact that Mr. Big insists that all three hardened criminals accept a paltry amount of money and go to a foreign country without knowing his identity is maybe the most unbelievable plot point ever. I mean, c'mon. Here's basically what he says..."OK, guys. I know you don't know who I am, but what I'm going to do is keep all this money for an indeterminate amount of time while you leave the country and maybe I'll hit you up later on". Nobody....I mean NOBODY...ever...EVER...would have gone for that. It just killed the entire movie for me.
December 8, 2013 Subject:
One of the top 3 best film noirs I've seen!
This movie keeps you engaged throughout. Super solid acting, a plot full of twists and surprises, and no drifting off into sappiness or weak-willed stupidity as so many modern films are wont to do (did you see that last "James Bond" movie, oh brother!). In this movie everybody is a tough guy who really is a tough guy. No compromise. I like that, and so will you. Watch this movie. It's truly one of the great ones.
January 27, 2013 Subject:
Good movie, but the only thing "Kansas City" in it is that single still at the beginning.
June 30, 2012 Subject:
An enjoyable movie
I sat down and watched it with my wife and we both enjoyed it. I can see many story elements that have been reused in later films.
March 24, 2012 Subject:
A "nearly" Perfect Bank JOB ~ GREAT plot~ 5 STAR~
PLOT: nearly perfect bank job the slant is all the robbers do not KNOW each other due to masks. Tim Foster watches the bank for weeks and comes with a clever robbery plot: he recruits 3 looser ex cons on the run~ including Jack Elam and Neville Brand~ who ALL wear masks so no one knows who the other is~ no chance of turning against each other. using a FAKE flower truck they halt the armored truck and rob it and get away clean by driving the flower truck into a semi~ with a clean get away they are to meet in Mexico to divy up the dough later only clue is a half of playing CARD KING to prove their id~ JOHN PAYNE as the ex con REAL floral truck driver who is the patsy and gets arrested for a crime he did not comit. later released he travels to Mexico on a tip~ and takes the ID of Elam~ to get rich and EVEN~ the slant on this one is Tim Foster is an ex cop who planned it and carried out the crime~ for the REWARD not the loot~ add his overly goody goody daughter who finds Payne *facinating*~ this is a great movie~ the plot is solid and the characters are first rate~ if you want a excellent heist movie~ this is it~ Preston Foster is Tim Foster is EX COP who wants to make crime finally pay for him~ I GIVE THIS ONE 5 STARS ALL THE WAY~
January 29, 2012 Subject:
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the "oddball" Matroska file. The files on the other page were derived from it. If your software can't handle it, you need to change your software.
You ask for an mpeg2 file with a resolution of 720x480. The mpeg2 file on the other page has a resolution of 704x480, which is a standard NTSC resolution; the difference is negligible.
January 29, 2012 Subject:
Can this be uploaded as an MPEG 2?
I'm having a hard time with these oddball formatted files. The MPEG 2 on the other page is a lower-quality file; can a better MPEG2 be uploaded? One that's 720x480 would be nice too. Thanks.
October 2, 2011 Subject:
a great cast of character actors are the highlight of this Noir gem, Worth watching a very good film.
July 22, 2011 Subject:
For the noir fan, this movie has it all...Cops, damsel-in-distress, handsome hero, and villan Jack Elam before he put on his chaps and cowboy hat. I bought the DVD. Watch it.
June 9, 2011 Subject:
A bonafide classic!
This is genuine film noir classic. It possesses all the elements. It is great from start to finish and the film techniques are film noir throughout. I was lucky enough to write, produce & directed Coleen Gray in 1977 and 1978 Forgotten Lady and Mother, two indie films I shot in Houston, Texas. She was very unsure of her status in film history, now at 88, I believe she accepts her contribution to film is quite profound. Thanks for sharing this film on archive.org.