Play Misty for Me Reviews

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
September 9, 2003
For his directorial debut, Clint Eastwood opted to make this relatively straightforward but hopelessly dated Fatal Attraction clone (er, precursor).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
March 15, 2004
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
December 9, 2005
Un suspense qui profita abondamment de la largesse d'esprit du cinéma américain de l'époque, peut-être même un peu trop...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Roger Greenspun
New York Times
May 21, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Drakulich
Star Newspapers (Chicago, IL)
November 27, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 8, 2005
Early Clint behind the camera shows the promise to come.
| Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
March 15, 2010
Clint Eastwood's first film as a director, and first investigation into the anxiety at the root of the Eastwood persona
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
November 1, 2001
Aside from a few music-intensive segments that go on far too long, the story moves along at a brisk clip and there are a handful of good jolts along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
November 1, 2002
As syrupy as it plays at times, it did spawn the genre of Obsessed Stalker movies, and showed the first signs that Eastwood could do more than act.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
April 9, 2007
Clint's direction is sometimes shaky but usually assured, and he gets a bold performance from Jessica Walter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
August 24, 2007
Eastwood's imperfect debut movie is a thiller full of personality and zest.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 30, 2009
Eastwood's camera is rarely misplaced, and he shows a talent for the thriller genre worthy of a comparison to Hitchcock.
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Tom Milne
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A highly enjoyable thriller.
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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
August 30, 2009
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
April 8, 2008
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 16, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
July 16, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 25, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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