"Edgar G. Ulmer's Citizen Kane, chronicling the rise and fall of an arch-heel (Zachary Scott) in high film noir style. Ulmer was a genius with the low budgets he was invariably given to work with, making the restrictions—of acting, scope, and script—into positive virtues through a perverse, minimalist style. An existential crisis is implied in every shaky camera movement. While not for all tastes, this is still some kind of a blasted masterpiece."
"Ruthless is a strange film, sometimes a cold one but almost always an interesting one. The film features a good cast and interesting characters and despite a few moments of disconnect and a couple of minor pacing issues, it's a good movie, if not Ulmer's best. "