Total Film - 05/01/2000
"...THE GRISSOM GANG is original, arresting and, at times, violently funny..."
Miss Blandish (Kim Darby), a young well-to-do heiress suffering from the emotional strain of overprotective parents, is kidnapped by a group of money-hungry thugs and thrust into a world of slums and poverty. As the Grissom Gang holds her for ransom, Miss Blandish begins a torrid love affair with their murderous leader, Slim (Scott Wilson), throwing a wrench in the family's plans to free her. Darby gives a complex and sultry performance as the pouty riches-to-rags debutante whose attraction to Slim seems driven by a spiky mixture of love, sex, and masochism. Director Robert Aldrich, after a triad of war films (FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, DIRTY DOZEN, TOO LATE THE HERO), offers a slight change of pace with THE GRISSOM GANG, a violent, dramatic, and darkly funny film.