• Rope
    1 minutes 46 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Rope Reviews

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David Keyes

Rope isn't merely a terrific movie; it is also a benchmark for which the intricate nature of the killer's mind can be simplified into immense clarity.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/4

February 11, 2014
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews

Rope is Hitchock's underrated classic that contains some of the most unique filmmaking of it's time. Hitchcock was so far ahead of filmmakers back then and so far ahead of a lot of the filmmakers today.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 2, 2008
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Serves only as perverse entertainment.

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

March 20, 2008
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience

An elaborately perverse buffet served up at a pivotal moment in Hitchcock's career

Full Review Source: Film Experience

July 20, 2007
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

"A crime for most, a privilege for some" is how Rupert classifies murder, but Hitchcock's eye-am-a-camera technique in Rope is after more than Nazi-superman residue still lurking after WWII.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 19, 2006
Emanuel Levy

Hitchcock said it was a stunt, but Rope is a fascinating experiment trying to find the cinematic equivalent to a play, with the camera constantly searching

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

October 7, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Experimental Hitchcock murder mystery, very stagey

| Original Score: 3/5

October 23, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall


| Original Score: 5/5

June 12, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Hitchcock's 'one take' classic gets better with age.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 14, 2003

A minor masterpiece; Hitchcock could turn out brilliance even when he considered himself to be simply playing around.

| Original Score: 4/4

July 6, 2003
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Intriguing experimental film from Hitchcock

| Original Score: 4/5

June 19, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... a deeply interesting film if not exactly a successful one ... you can feel it straining to articulate a truth it doesn't quite grasp.

Full Review | Original Score: B-

August 29, 2002
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

Brilliant despite the obvious "gimmick," one of Hitchcock's most subdued and affecting films.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 12, 2002
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Worth the effort just to watch the talent and innovation of maestro Alfred Hitchcock

| Original Score: 3/5

August 12, 2002
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

The supposedly invisible editing is more of a distraction than being really innovative.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 3/5

June 30, 2002
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

This modestly successful thriller stands out as Alfred Hitchcock's first colour film and for the presence of two obviously gay lead characters.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 75/100

March 22, 2001
Christopher Null

A complex and dazzlingly unique picture.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 27, 2001
Keith H. Brown
Edinburgh U Film Society

Rope remains worth seeing, for its difference from cinema in general and from the rest of Hitchcock's work in particular.

Full Review Source: Edinburgh U Film Society

January 1, 2000
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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Apart from the tedium of waiting or someone to open that chest and discover the hidden body which the hosts have tucked away for the sake of a thrill, the unpunctuated flow of image becomes quite monotonous.

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

January 1, 2000
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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Rope is not merely a stunt that is justified by the extraordinary career that contains it, but one of the movies that makes that career extraordinary.

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

January 1, 2000
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