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Rear Window Reviews

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
June 30, 2002
A stellar film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
One of the most elegant entertainments ever made in Hollywood, and also one of the boldest and most personal of the Hitchcock films -- a work that's almost perverse in its giddy celebration of the thrill of voyeurism.
Full Review | Original Score: A

Movieline
November 6, 2001
One of the most profound delights in Hitchcock's masterpiece is the witty, seductive performance Kelly fashions as she slyly campaigns to convince Stewart that, in all her perfection, she's just as 'bad' as Miss Torso.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
April 13, 2001
...see Rear Window, if you haven't already, for [Grace] Kelly's sensual, slo-mo entrance...
| Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 27, 2001
...one of Hitchcock's most-successful screen works and an easy recommendation for any DVD library.
| Original Score: 9/10
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
February 27, 2001
Not only is Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window one of his best pictures, it's one of the best films ever made altogether.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Steven Boone
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
Sunlight, light bulbs, lenses and shadows are more than suspense window-dressing in this one -- in many instances, they are the suspense.
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
An intriguing, brilliant Hitchcockian macabre visual study of obsessive human curiosity and voyeurism.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
One of the film's early ad campaigns read, 'If you do not experience delicious terror when you see Rear Window, then pinch yourself--you are most probably dead.'
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
What a treat it is to see this wonderful classic from Hitchcock restored so we can enjoy it on the big screen.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Hitchcock made more than a half-dozen films that lesser directors would gladly claim as a masterpiece. None surpasses the suspense, romance, wit and wisdom of Rear Window.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Top Critic
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Restored to its original Technicolor grandeur!
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Interesting and fun from the start.
Full Review | Original Score: 93/100
Steve Tilley
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
But there's no denying this is Hitchcock at his finest, and that Rear Window is worth seeing again - and again
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
There's no need for anybody to go on at length about the absolute brilliance of Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 thriller, which represented the first stunning cinematic statement about the effects of the kind of modern voyeurism associated with film itself.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Masterpiece of voyeurism.
Full Review | Original Score: A

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Voyeurism at its finest!
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Although it's an intensely intimate film, there's something special about taking your seat in the theater as though you're pulling up right next to L.B. Jefferies (James Stewart).
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Witty, suspenseful, sad, funny and wise.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Rear Window lovingly invests in suspense all through the film, banking it in our memory, so that when the final payoff arrives, the whole film has been the thriller equivalent of foreplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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