Laura Reviews

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Matthew Thrift
Little White Lies
February 23, 2012
Not only one of Preminger's greatest, but one of the great noirs.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sarah Cronin
Electric Sheep
February 23, 2012
A thrilling, absorbing and original example of the genre; it's also beautifully shot, pure escapist entertainment.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 14, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 26, 2002
The materials of a B-grade crime potboiler are redeemed by Waldo Lydecker, walking through every scene as if afraid to step in something.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
March 29, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
February 21, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Moira Sullivan
FilmFestivals.com
September 30, 2003
A classic murder film worth seeing over and over.
| Original Score: 5/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
July 15, 2013
A feverish trance wrapped in a deadpan investigation
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 17, 2005
A masterfully complex -- and frequently campy -- portrait of all-consuming romantic self-delusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matthew Sorrento
Senses of Cinema
March 21, 2013
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 | Original Score: 10/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 1, 2007
Great suspense.
| Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
February 23, 2012
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 | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 16, 2005
This kooky film noir is so beautifully directed by Otto Preminger that all its protruding elements seem to slide delicately and accurately into place.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
October 23, 2007
Gene Tierney makes an appealing figure as the art executive and Vincent Price is convincing as a weak-willed ne'er-do-well.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 27, 2004
A classic thriller/whodunit of the 1940s. Unfortunately, it remains solidly in the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
February 23, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 17, 2003
Did Hollywood ever produce a more seductive mystery or a creepier romance? I wouldn't change a line, a frame, or a performance in this film.
| Original Score: 5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 31, 2004
A classic. Clifton Webb is a delight; Tierney never looked lovelier. And its score is unforgettable. One to watch.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
December 28, 2011
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