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New York Times:
Though its plot contains much that's new, The Long Good Friday is a swift, sharp-edged gangster story in a classic mold.
I have rarely seen a movie character so completely alive. Shand is an evil, cruel, sadistic man. But he's a mass of contradictions, and there are times when we understand him so completely we almost feel affectionate.
The admittedly well-constructed set pieces are all too often diminished in effect by the uninspired camera-work.
Has a shaky, peculiarly British charm that still makes it irresistible.
In many respects a conventional thriller set in London's underworld, The Long Good Friday is much more densely plotted and intelligently scripted than most such yarns.