Rear Window

Critic Score

100%

User Score

95%
In theaters Sep 01, 1954
PG, 1 hr. 55 min.

Trailer

Movie Info

Synopsis: Laid up with a broken leg, photojournalist L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to his tiny, sweltering courtyard apartment. To pass the time between visits from his nurse (Thelma Ritter) and his
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Rated: PG
Running Time: 1 hr. 55 min.
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Theater Release: Sep 01, 1954
DVD Release: Mar 06, 2001

Cast

James Stewart

L.B. "Jeff" Jefferie...
Grace Kelly

Lisa Carol Fremont
Wendell Corey

Lieutenant Thomas J....
Raymond Burr

Mr. Lars Thorwald
Judith Evelyn

Miss Lonelyheart
Ross Bagdasarian Sr.

The Composer
Georgine Darcy

Miss Torso
Irene Winston

Mrs. Thorwald
Sara Berner

Woman on Fire Escape

Critic Reviews

Consensus: Hitchcock exerted full potential of suspense in this masterpiece.
  • It's one of Alfred Hitchcock's inspired audience-participation films: watching it, you feel titillated, horrified, and, ultimately, purged. More...
  • Just possibly the second most entertaining picture (after The 39 Steps) ever made by Alfred Hitchcock. More...
  • Of all Hitchcock's films, this is the one which most reveals the man. More...
  • The deliciousness of watching the film as it's intended to be seen is that the big screen gives Rear Window back its claustrophobia. More...
  • Don't resist the urge -- steal a peek at it now, and be reminded why Hitchcock is still without equal in the clammy thrills department. More...
  • Masterpiece of voyeurism. More...
  • One of the finest ever committed to celluloid! More...
  • In an impressive oeuvre, Rear Window is arguably the most exquisitely handcrafted feature, because Hitchcock mastered the spatial as well as behavioral coordinates of his chosen universe inch by inch. More...
  • Its appeal, which goes beyond that of other, equally masterly Hitchcock works, remains undiminished. More...
  • Restored to its original Technicolor grandeur! More...

User Reviews

  • Masterful Hitchcock motion picture; filled with mystery, humor, suspense and a fluid direction. Rear Window is a classic film led by James Stewart and...
  • Alfred Hitchcock is a cinematic tour de force when it comes to crafting some of the most memorable and exhilarating suspense thrillers ever to grace...
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  • Hitchcock A.K.A. "The Master of Suspense". I came into this film thinking, "Let's see if he lives up to his title." Oh, he proved it to me, alright....
  • 'Rear Window'. The master of suspense in perfect control of his craft, focusing the lens on a subject that has been taken to the extreme today, and...
  • A photo-journalist laid up with a broken leg entertains himself by watching the daily coming and goings of his neighbours but mounting circumstantial...
  • Hitchcock is most certainly a master of his art. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and despite the fact that I have seen the loose remake Disturbia, I was...
  • A masterpiece in cinema. I loved every frame and the auteurism shown by Hitchcock will make any film maker jealous. Amazing piece of film!
  • I love Alfred Hitchcock he is a great director and makes really good movies, although this isnt my most favourite Hitchcock movie, it is still iconic...
  • Classic Hitchcock thriller about a man with too much time on his hands, peeping at the neighborhood through his rear window. The film cleverly makes...