David Denby in The New Yorker: "Wahlberg is naturally a B-movie artifact—he even looks a little like the old Warners’ punk, Elisha Cook, Jr.—and the notion of him as a star is turning into a talent-agency put-on." Well, it wasn't a stellar performance, as I noted, but all the way through one name kept coming to mind: John Garfield. Was he B-movie or A? Would Wahlberg be incapable of handling a movie like Force of Evil? I can't say he would be.