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Special Features The Verdict: Critics Review The Big Knife, Starring Bobby Cannavale Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Clifford Odets' Hollywood drama The Big Knife, starring Bobby Cannavale, C.J. Wilson, Marin Ireland, Chip Zien, Richard Kind, Brenda Wehle and Reg Rogers, opened April 16 at the American Airlines Theatre.

Marin Ireland and Bobby Cannavale
Marin Ireland and Bobby Cannavale Photo by Joan Marcus

Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt) directs the rarely revived 1940s play by the author of Golden Boy. In The Big Knife, recent Glengarry Glen Ross star Cannavale plays a Hollywood actor whose buried past is being unearthed. Previews began March 22.

The critics have filed their reviews and has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

AM New York

Associated Press


Bloomberg News

Entertainment Weekly

The Hollywood Reporter

New York Daily News


New York Magazine

New York Post

The New York Times

Time Out New York

USA Today


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