Play Misty for Me Reviews

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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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 8, 2008
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.
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Tom Milne
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A highly enjoyable thriller.
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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
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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