The film has atmosphere to spare... [but] uses it like a crutch for a story that doesn't work on its own.
| Original Score: 7/10
Comes with one of the cinema's most shocking murder scenes, with barely anything actually shown.
While not as challenging or thematically dense as the other Lewton/Tourneur masterworks, there are individual sequences in The Leopard Man that refuse to fade from memory.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Tourneur ... manages to produce RKO's usual heady layer of ominous atmosphere on a minimal budget, but the script's explanation of the attacks ends up letting him down.
| Original Score: 3/5
A film for lovers of pools of darkness.
| Original Score: 4/5
A wonderful little film in love with being in the shadows.
| Original Score: A
There's a certain multi-cultural conflict that distinguishes the Lewton-Tourneurs.
| Original Score: 4/4
predicts the skeezy, south of the border noir of Touch of Evil
Not a starry cast, but good acting and some real jump-out-of-the-seat moments.
Moodiness galore in this creepy tale
| Original Score: 5/5
One of the better, but more overlooked, Val Lewton films by Jacques Tourneur
epending for much of its effect on a subtle and poetic nudging of the spectator's imagination, the film has a couple of sequences that are truly terrifying.
It's all confusion, in fact too much for an audience to follow.
Half-baked efforts such as this one provoke little more than a yawn.
| Original Score: 1/5