• Laura
    2 minutes 33 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Laura Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce

A feverish trance wrapped in a deadpan investigation

Full Review Source: CinePassion

July 15, 2013
Matthew Sorrento
Senses of Cinema

Preminger deals in facades, with how perception cheats us, right down to the ideal image of Laura as a portrait. (Cinémathèque Annotations on Film)

Full Review Source: Senses of Cinema | Original Score: 10/10

March 21, 2013
Emanuel Levy

Masterpiece: with time, Preminger's second film has become richer in texture and deeper, more ambiguous in meaning than most noirs of the 1940s.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

April 25, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Preminger made darker, more characteristically noir films than this, but his only movie that's as good, or perhaps better, is Anatomy of a Murder.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

February 25, 2012

This is London

Will leave you drunk with delight.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

February 24, 2012
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

The dialogue is stinging and the performances to be savoured in a haunting study of romantic obsession that deserves its return to the big screen.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 5/5

February 23, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

Laura is still every bit as gripping in 2012.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 5/5

February 23, 2012
Sarah Cronin
Electric Sheep

A thrilling, absorbing and original example of the genre; it's also beautifully shot, pure escapist entertainment.

Full Review Source: Electric Sheep

February 23, 2012
Matthew Thrift
Little White Lies

Not only one of Preminger's greatest, but one of the great noirs.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 5/5

February 23, 2012
Philip Kemp
Total Film

OK, the plot verges on absurdity - but who cares?

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 5/5

February 13, 2012
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Few movies make you feel dirtier, and so perversely grateful for the pleasure.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 5/5

December 20, 2011
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

This interesting film noir has more working for its final half than in its first.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3/4

August 16, 2011
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

Expertly paced, gripping, and dripping with sensuality, Otto Preminger's Laura has hardly aged a day.

Full Review Source: Film and Felt | Original Score: 77/100

February 24, 2010

TIME Magazine
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A highly polished and debonair whodunit.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

April 20, 2009
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

O roteiro é, na melhor das hipóteses, medíocre, mas a direção sombria de Preminger, a música-tema e as atuações de Webb e Price transformam este filme em um marco importante do nascente noir.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 29, 2008
Cole Smithey

Great suspense.

| Original Score: 4/5

December 1, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Less a crime film than a study in levels of obsession, Laura is one of those classic works that leave their subject matter behind and live on the strength of their seductive style.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

October 23, 2007
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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A hypnotic and deathlessly interpretable experience.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 23, 2007


It is the sleekest of murder mysteries, and ahead of its time -- not least in having a gay suitor for Laura, and possibly two.

Full Review Source: Film4

October 23, 2007
Variety Staff
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Gene Tierney makes an appealing figure as the art executive and Vincent Price is convincing as a weak-willed ne'er-do-well.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 23, 2007
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