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North by Northwest Reviews

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
June 19, 2009
Hitchcock breezes through a tongue-in-cheek, nightmarish plot with a lightness of touch that's equalled by a charming performance from Grant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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TIME Magazine
April 23, 2009
Smoothly troweled and thoroughly entertaining.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 27, 2009
A great film, and certainly one of the most entertaining movies ever made, directed by Alfred Hitchcock at his peak.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
At times it seems Hitchcock is kidding his own penchant for the bizarre, but this sardonic attitude is so deftly handled it only enhances the thrills.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
All in all, an improbable classic.
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A.H. Weiler
New York Times
May 20, 2003
... a colorful and exciting route for spies, counterspies and lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Of course, the hallmark of North by Northwest is the way in which Hitchcock develops tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Hitchcock's ultimate wrong-man comedy.