...a promising thriller that slowly-but-surely wears out its welcome.
| Original Score: 2/4
One of Preminger's best films, this stylish psychological mystery-thriller is extremely well shot and well acted by Olivier, Carol Lynley and Keir Dulea.
| Original Score: A-
A solid-but-frustratingly-tantalizing experience.
| Original Score: 65/100
Somehow the unconvincing story is engrossing, as the marvelous supporting cast put it over... .
| Original Score: B-
Olivier is excellent as the analytical inspector, his easy-going grace a delightful contrast to the two stars.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
A middling thriller,
Artfully directed, professionally performed and just twisty enough to make viewers get lost in the overtly Hitchcockian trappings...
| Original Score: 4/5
As disturbing as he's supposed to be, Wilson is also the film's uncanniest highlight.
The effect is stingingly poignant.
Preminger's well-constructed and suspenseful film in the Hitchcock tradition is worth watching for the performances, but alas the conclusion comes as something of a let down.
Vintage mind-thrills in slinky, shadowy black and white.