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Play Misty for Me Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Clint Eastwood's first film as a director, and first investigation into the anxiety at the root of the Eastwood persona

Full Review Source: CinePassion

March 15, 2010
Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
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Eastwood displays a vigorous talent for sequences of violence and tension. He has obviously seen Psycho and Repulsion more than once, but those are excellent texts and he has learned his lessons passing well.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 30, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Eastwood's camera is rarely misplaced, and he shows a talent for the thriller genre worthy of a comparison to Hitchcock.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

July 30, 2009

Film4

The star chose to cut his teeth on this small-scale movie, and the result -- although inevitably dated by its terrible clothes and period ambience -- stands up well but only as good late night television viewing.

Full Review Source: Film4

April 8, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Much of the credit must go to Jessica Walter for her outstanding performance which somehow manages to be chilling while at the same time sympathetic.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 8, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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For that 80% of the film which constitutes the story, the structure and dialog create a mood of nervous terror which the other 20% nearly blows away.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 8, 2008
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Clint Eastwood wisely chose a strong, simple thriller for his first film as a director, and the project is remarkable in its self-effacing dedication to getting the craft right.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 8, 2008
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Eastwood's imperfect debut movie is a thiller full of personality and zest.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 24, 2007
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Clint's direction is sometimes shaky but usually assured, and he gets a bold performance from Jessica Walter.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

April 9, 2007
Rob Fraser
Empire Magazine

The Man With No Name faces a whole lot of pain in Clint's thrilling directorial debut.

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

December 30, 2006
Tom Milne
Time Out
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A highly enjoyable thriller.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006

Un suspense qui profita abondamment de la largesse d'esprit du cinéma américain de l'époque, peut-être même un peu trop...

Full Review Source: Panorama | Original Score: 5/10

December 9, 2005
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Early Clint behind the camera shows the promise to come.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 8, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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There is no purpose to a suspense thriller, I suppose, except to involve us, scare us, to give us moments of vicarious terror. Play Misty for Me does that with an almost cruel efficiency.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

October 23, 2004
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Still quite effective stalker-thriller, has dated somewhat

| Original Score: 3/5

October 23, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Em seu filme de estréia como diretor, Eastwood troca a tensão pelo susto fácil a partir da segunda metade da trama, errando ainda no longo e embaraçoso 'interlúdio musical'.

| Original Score: 3/5

March 15, 2004
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Early, effective version of 'Fatal Attraction' theme

| Original Score: 3/5

January 25, 2004
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

For his directorial debut, Clint Eastwood opted to make this relatively straightforward but hopelessly dated Fatal Attraction clone (er, precursor).

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

September 9, 2003
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Terrific tale of romantic obsession that pre-dated Fatal Attraction

| Original Score: 5/5

June 16, 2003
Roger Greenspun
New York Times
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I think the fault lies with Clint Eastwood the director, who has made too many easy decisions about events, about the management of atmosphere, about the treatment of performances.

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

May 21, 2003
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