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Dressed to Kill Reviews

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Dustin Putman

Eerily transcendent, Dressed to Kill is a layered machine of on-target character work and the sort of tension that only the best of the best filmmakers can ratchet.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 17, 2008
Cole Smithey

De Palma at his best.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 17, 2008


This film should be celebrated as one of those purely cinematic experiences, which these days are all too few and far between.

Full Review Source: Film4

September 26, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Originality has never been a high value in the genre-bound aesthetic of filmmaking, but De Palma cheapens what he steals.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 26, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

All dressed up with no script to go, but a feverish nerve jangler nonetheless.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 26, 2007
Variety Staff
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Despite some major structural weaknesses, the cannily manipulated combination of mystery, gore and kinky sex adds up to a slick commercial package.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 26, 2007
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Inflates paperback pulp psychology into something like a plot, all the better to demonstrate that filmmaking is an inherently visual storytelling.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

September 2, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Dressed to Kill (1980) is a flat-out masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

March 4, 2006

Time Out
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Ultimately, the film amounts to little more than a consummate study of suspense technique, all dressed up with nowhere to go.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Brian De Palma is at his Hitchcock-imitating best in this lurid psycho thriller that's an absolute treat from start to finish.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 28, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Never gets past looking dressed up like an expensive hooker.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

August 30, 2005
Clint Morris

De Palma at his best

| Original Score: 3/5

May 6, 2005
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

Overrated De Palma, one of the best posters in the history of movies, though

| Original Score: 3/5

December 21, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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DePalma is not yet an artist of Hitchcock's stature, but he does earn the right to a comparison.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 23, 2004
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

An A for style, a D for substance, with a plot that makes no sense at all.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 16, 2004
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Imperfect but interesting, with a few superb sequences

| Original Score: 3/5

July 10, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Botched whodunit with obvious killer, but loads of DePalma style.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 22, 2003
Christopher Null

It will keep your interest, at least -- if nothing else, it'll remind you that 1980 was really an extension of the overblown 1970s.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 16, 2002
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...DePalma's inventive style and the quality of acting...makes the movie more than just a forgettable horror flick.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

October 10, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Brian De Palma is truly a great filmmaker. Whether you enjoy his work or hate his guts, you got to admit that he's at least brilliant at crafting impressive set pieces.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 10, 2002
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