• Frenzy
    1 minutes 37 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

Critic Review -

Alfred Hitchcock may be the Master of Suspense, but that doesn't make him incapable of making a lousy film.

January 27, 2002 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)


Rob L.

Rob Lawson

Reading the full review might have been interesting, but clicking on the link took me to page after page of astronomy. That was edifying, but not cinematic.

In order to satisfy his urge to be a critic, Mr. Kipp has piggybacked on a science website. Everyone wants to get in on the act, by whatever means necessary.

In any event, I don't think Frenzy is "a lousy film," so much as it is a fitfully successful one. The milieu is tatty; the cast decidedly unglamorous (both unusual for Hitch, except for Psycho and a few other films); the humorous interludes with the detective's wife's cooking experiments are mostly a waste of time. Hitch goes with the more liberal standards in cinema by depicting a nude corpse, a frantic grappling with another corpse and a startling rape sequence. The graphic treatment of the theme is actually at odds with Hitchcock's talent for suspense.

All in all, the film is still expertly done, and manages to keep one engaged, such is the mastery of Hitch.

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