Excerpt: Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) has found success in the insurance business, but he has become bored with lifestyle. But a little excitement creeps in when he least suspects it, as part of a routine visit to renew a client’s insurance.
Conclusion: As with Citizen Kane , the influence of Double Indemnity —in characterization, in performance, in visual style—has been so pervasive that viewers new to the film may wonder what the big deal is.
Conclusion: This wonderful release of Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity , the definitive film noir, should have a reserved spot in the library of every serious film aficionado. I think that together with Georges Melies' A Trip to the Moon it makes 2012 the most exciting year since the high-definition format was...
Excerpt: An accepted classic and archetypal film noir, Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity is visually drab and flabby around the edges. Its seamy tale of murder is not layered in any way; what you see (or, in Wilder's case, hear ) is what you get.
Excerpt: Silhuetten av en man på kryckor som haltar fram mot kameran. Det finns väl inte många filmer med ett så lätt identifierbart intro. Tja, det skulle väl vara "2001". "Double Indemnity" är också en sedelärande historia med några av världens coolaste repliker.