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The Night of the Hunter Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
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This start for Gregory as producer and Laughton as director is rich in promise but the completed product, bewitching at times, loses sustained drive via too many offbeat touches that have a misty effect.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 28, 2007
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Corny, yes; pretentious, sure; overwrought, definitely -- but every frame of it is thrilling.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

April 21, 2007
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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All this has been crisply compacted into clear screen drama by the late James Agee and it is put forth under the direction of Mr. Laughton in stark, rigid visual terms.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

March 25, 2006

Time Out
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There's the absolute authority of Mitchum's performance -- easy, charming, infinitely sinister.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

[Powell's] glibly superficial moralizing is epitomized by an infantile hand-play… [Gish's character] provides an undistorted counterpoint to Powell's diseased religiosity.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: A

October 17, 2005
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Laughton and cinematographer Stanley Cortez definitely create some very memorable imagery.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 30, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Half a century later, actor Charles sLaughton's only film as a director, is as still riveting, haunting, and impressive on any level. Like other masterpieces, it was both an artistic and commercial flop when initially released in 1955.

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

June 19, 2005
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

One of the most legitimately scary thrillers ever made.

| Original Score: 5/5

March 21, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Charles Laughton's only directorial effort is a work of inspired brilliance.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A+

May 21, 2004
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

One of the most subversive pictures of the '50s

| Original Score: 5/5

May 10, 2003
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A juxtaposition of light and dark which can be as satisfying and inspirational as it is bleak and disturbing.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews

November 24, 2002
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Very disturbing.

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

November 11, 2002
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

I can't think of another film that so deftly established that what you were watching inhabited the space between waking and dreaming.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 4.5/5

October 20, 2002
Larry Carroll
Countingdown.com

Classic film that just hasn't dated very well. Mitchum gives a tremendous performance, but the rest of the movie elements don't hold up so well.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 27, 2002

Robert Mitchum is perfectly cast as the sinister reverend who's had 25 wives, done away with them all, and looking for the next widow that the good Lord will provide.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 30, 2002
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

At once poetically beautiful and terrifying.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 5/5

August 26, 2002
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
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One of the most chilling suspense films ever made, it's also the finest role of Robert Mitchum.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A

March 21, 2002
Shawn Levy
Oregonian

As crude, direct, rattling, mystifying and exciting as American movies get.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

March 8, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Easily ranks among the greatest American films.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

December 14, 2001
Adam Nayman
eye WEEKLY

In the pantheon of great screen villains, none is quite so despicable as Harry Powell, the heavy-lidded serial-killer-turned-preacher played by Robert Mitchum in Charles Laughton's classic thriller.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 5/5

December 2, 2001
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