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Condemned as being a "disappointing" and "unworthy" Alfred Hitchcock effort at the time of its release, Marnie has since grown in stature; it is still considered a lesser Hitchcock, but a fascinating one. Tippi Hedren plays Marnie, a compulsive thief who cannot stand to be touched by any man. She also goes bonkers over the sight of the color red. Her new boss, Mark Rutland (Sean Connery) is intrigued by Marnie -- to such an extent that he blackmails her into marriage when he stumbles onto her
May 30, 2000
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Universally despised on its first release, Marnie remains one of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest and darkest achievements.
Marnie is the character study of a thief and a liar, but what makes her tick remains clouded even after a climax reckoned to be shocking but somewhat missing its point.
Considered a misfire at the time, it now looks like late-period Hitchcock at his most Hitchcockian.
At once a fascinating study of a sexual relationship and the master's most disappointing film in years.
Hitchcock was criticised for bring shallow psychology into the film (Hedren's character is afraid of the colour red) but some of their exchanges - the film was based on a novel by Winston Graham - are sharp and droll.
A farsighted yet unassuming thriller with brilliant desires to deconstruct a human mind.
professionally crafted film that focuses primarily on character development
Unfortunately, Marnie was released right after the masterpiece The Birds and comparisons were inevitable, but there's so much to admire about this work, textually, dramatically, visually.
A worthwhile watch for anyone who's ever enjoyed Hitchcock, but by comparison with his better known stuff it's an example style overtaking substance.
This remains a compelling Hitchcock thriller but it's Tippi Hedron's remarkable central performance which steals the show.
A masterpiece of psychological mystery that encompasses all of the director's obsessions.
Marnie's Mama's house is a masterpiece of repressed emotion, a bland domestic space of seemingly placid creams and yellow, rendered in swirling wallpaper and upholstery patterns.
...a crazed and lurid character portrait that spends most of its time psychoanalyzing itself.
A savory failure from the Master.
This messy bit of twisted psychological damage is arguably the most underrated film in Hitchcock's canon (though there's a lot of competition).
Fine, disturbing Hitchcock near classic w/Connery and Hedren in good form.
Punishingly long and, despite the professionalism on all levels, not especially moving or interesting
Viewed from the safe distance of four decades after its release, Marnie, perhaps even more than The Birds, emerges as the director's definitive late-period masterpiece.
Not Hitch's best, but still incredible.
For my money, this Freudian tale about a beautiful kleptomaniac and liar is one of Hitchcock's best accomplishments, certainly one of his most perverse.
I will never understand the rep of this among Hitch fans
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