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Actors of "Riot in Cell Block 11"
Directors of "Riot in Cell Block 11"Don SiegelBirthdate: 26 October 1912, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Creators of "Riot in Cell Block 11"Richard CollinsBirthdate: 20 July 1914, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "Riot in Cell Block 11"TIME MagazineSeptember 19, 2014
Riot in Cell Block 11 is the best prison movie produced in years.VarietyMarch 26, 2009
Riot in Cell Block 11 is a hard-hitting, suspenseful prison thriller.New York TimesOctober 31, 2006
The grim business of melodrama behind prison walls, so often depicted in standard, banal fashion in films, is given both tension and dignity in Riot in Cell Block 11.Time OutJune 24, 2006
A riveting movie.Chicago ReaderJanuary 01, 2000
One of the best of all prison pictures.Radio TimesSeptember 19, 2014
Don Siegel emerged as more than just a Hollywood journeyman director with this hard-hitting, realistic prison picture, which presents a credible account of both the riot and the conditions that caused it.CinePassionSeptember 19, 2014
The film sketches in the set-up with a beautifully delineated terseness -- one-shot character introductions, a rookie guard cold-cocked, the prison corridor erupting as the cons pour out.TV GuideSeptember 19, 2014
A powerful and intelligent prison film.Creative LoafingMay 13, 2014
As Dunn and Crazy Mike, the leaders of the riot, Neville Brand and Leo Gordon convincingly bleed into their roles.Q Network Film DeskApril 22, 2014
Siegel, with his innate sense of cinematic intensity and how to deploy violence with both visual and thematic heft, keeps the film's style relatively simple and straightforward, which allows the complexities of the situation at hand to take center-stage.The DissolveApril 21, 2014
[Director Don] Siegel later referred to Riot In Cell Block 11 as his breakthrough film, and it's easy to see why. Shooting fast and loose, he gives the film a documentary immediacy [...]Ozus' World Movie ReviewsJanuary 24, 2005
An authentic and hard-hitting prison drama.
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