The Cat and the Canary - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Cat and the Canary Reviews

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
October 20, 2014
[This] adroitly atmospheric film is virtually an ideogram of narrative suspension and impact, and it's a lovely, musty, nightened place to visit.
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Tim Purtell
Entertainment Weekly
October 20, 2014
What makes Canary sing is Leni's pioneering mix of spooky expressionism and light comedy, fabulous camera work, and nice turns from Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, and Martha Mattox.
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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
March 25, 2006
It is not only in actual cinematic effects that Mr. Leni's work is telling; there are sequences in the story which reveal his absolute command of the players.
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Tony Rayns
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Hugely entertaining.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 26, 2001
Like most spoofs, it wears thin fairly quickly.