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The Lady from Shanghai Reviews

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Eithne Farry
Electric Sheep

The storyline is almost incidental to the disorientating inventiveness of The Lady from Shanghai.

Full Review Source: Electric Sheep

July 25, 2014
Geoffrey Macnab

The film is as tangled and ingenious as any of Welles's conjuring tricks. The shoot-out in the hall of mirrors is the most famous sequence, but there are other moments just as memorable.

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

July 24, 2014
Peter Bradshaw

It has an irresistible energy.

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

July 24, 2014
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

The plot's pleasingly convoluted, the performances amusingly varied, the mood sinisterly sustained. But the set-pieces are the work of a genius.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

July 24, 2014
Glenn Heath Jr.
Little White Lies

Time proves this to be insanely ambitious and batty in the best sense.

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

July 24, 2014
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The hall-of-mirrors shootout finale is a canonic classic.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 24, 2014
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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A magnificent mess of switchbacks and revelations, climaxing with one of cinema's most outrageously inventive sequences.

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

July 23, 2014
Kevin Harley
Total Film

Welles' dazzling direction more than makes up for any lack of viewer understanding.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

July 21, 2014
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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The climax, a shootout in a funhouse hall of mirrors, is one of the bravura sequences in all film, a triumph of hey-look-at-me form over just-the-facts content.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

February 20, 2014
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Be warned: This is a film that collects obsessives.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

January 28, 2014
Calum Marsh
Village Voice
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For all the violations it suffered, The Lady From Shanghai seems strangely coherent in its extant form -- or rather, coherently incoherent, and in a way that seems quite deliberate.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 28, 2014
Richard Brody
New Yorker
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Welles and Hayworth were married at the time; he gives her closeups of unmatched rapture even while allegorizing his own fate as a free spirit caught in the trap of Hollywood's delusional pleasure dome.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

January 27, 2014
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

It derives its tension from its almost pointed meaninglessness, which would appear to be a subterfuge for a personal expression that's never quite achieved.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 26, 2014


Given Welles's reputation as an embattled genius and the fact that much of Shanghai is superb, this is a film you really want to like. And one might, were Welles's performance not so wretched.

Full Review Source: Film4

February 29, 2012
Colin Kennedy
Empire Magazine

Though the plot is impossible to follow, there are many glimpses of Welles' signature atmosphere-making.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

February 29, 2012
Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

... looms as the pivotal work of Welles's career, one of the greatest glories of the American cinema, and undoubtedly the trashiest masterpiece in motion picture history.

Full Review Source: Parallax View

February 20, 2011
William Brogdon
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Script is wordy and full of holes which need the plug of taut story telling and more forthright action.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 11, 2009
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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The weirdest great movie ever made.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 6, 2007
Emanuel Levy

One of Orson Welles' best films, this highlight of 1940s film noir stars Rita Hayworth at her most desirable. French director Francois Truffaut said it best: The raison d'etre for this work is "cinema itself"--the climactic mirror sequence is a stunner

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

February 14, 2007
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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For a fellow who has as much talent with a camera as Orson Welles and whose powers of pictorial invention are as fluid and as forcible as his, this gentleman certainly has a strange way of marring his films with sloppiness.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

March 25, 2006
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