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Jamaica Inn Reviews

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Top Critic
Geoff Brown
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The result is weird, but not wonderful.
Franz Hoellering
The Nation
January 18, 2013
Jamaica Inn is a fraud perpetrated with great names.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 20, 2012
By common consent, one of Alfred Hitchcock's poorest and least personal works, though it has some compensations.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
June 8, 2003
Considering the nature of the production, it's no wonder that Hitch never gets inside any of the characters
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
November 1, 2004
Erratic effort by master Hitchcock.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Having set his own standards, Alfred Hitchcock must be judged by them; and, by them, his Jamaica Inn is merely journeyman melodrama.
Emanuel Levy
November 17, 2012
Mostly known as Hitchcock's last British fim before leaving for Hollywood, this period piece is weak, despite star performance from Charles Laughton.
Full Review | Original Score: C

May 24, 2003
Hitchcock's final British film before leaving for the States and a second career is a disappointing and an uncharacteristic romantic melodrama.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 20, 2012
Creaky, old-hat, and forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
MFB Critics
Monthly Film Bulletin
March 9, 2015
This lurid story of violence and brutality is lavishly staged.
Craig J. Clark
The Dissolve
May 18, 2015
It could have come across as strictly a work-for-hire gig, but it displays enough Hitchcockery to show he wasn't as disengaged from the material as he would later claim he was.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Stephen Danay
Under the Radar
May 18, 2015
Jamaica Inn, while no classic, seems undeserving of its reputation as a failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Fernando F. Croce
September 6, 2009
Couched in pure silent German gothic
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Superb direction, excellent casting, expressive playing and fine production offset an uneven screenplay to make Jamaica Inn a gripping version of the Daphne du Maurier novel.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 27, 2008
A hammy eye-rolling and eye-catching weird performance by Laughton, waddling madly around in Wellingtons and a high hat.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 23, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice
February 3, 2015
Laughton is compelling from the first instant: His Pengallan is at least five of the seven deadly sins rolled into one, a cheerfully loathsome creature with wide-set eyebrows and a multitude of chins ...
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