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Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

No idea what the movie was about going in, all I knew was that it was considered a classic noir film and it lives up to that.

After having Sunset Blvd recommended to me last round, this marks my third Wilder film, the other being Witness for the Prosecution. All three of these movies are great with Double Indemnity having the snappiest of the dialogue. I was on this roller coaster of a ride from start to finish and I was wondering if they were going to get away with it, even after being introduced to our lead character with a bullet wound and a confession, that thought still managed to cross my mind.

It's a well-written crime story that is intricately plotted and superbly acted. These people are bad people and just when you think you've seen it all, more revelations come to light shedding more badness on their bad selves!!! I'd be lying if I said that I didn't want them to get away with it for at least a split second, but then reality hits you like a ton of bricks and you realize you were simply caught up in their chemistry.

Shame on me for taking so long to watch a film like this.