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Laughton is compelling from the first instant: His Pengallan is at least five of the seven deadly sins rolled into one, a cheerfully loathsome creature with wide-set eyebrows and a multitude of chins ...
By common consent, one of Alfred Hitchcock's poorest and least personal works, though it has some compensations.
Superb direction, excellent casting, expressive playing and fine production offset an uneven screenplay to make Jamaica Inn a gripping version of the Daphne du Maurier novel.
The result is weird, but not wonderful.
Having set his own standards, Alfred Hitchcock must be judged by them; and, by them, his Jamaica Inn is merely journeyman melodrama.
It could have come across as strictly a work-for-hire gig, but it displays enough Hitchcockery to show he wasn't as disengaged from the material as he would later claim he was.
Jamaica Inn, while no classic, seems undeserving of its reputation as a failure.
This lurid story of violence and brutality is lavishly staged.
Jamaica Inn is a fraud perpetrated with great names.
Mostly known as Hitchcock's last British fim before leaving for Hollywood, this period piece is weak, despite star performance from Charles Laughton.
Creaky, old-hat, and forgettable.
Couched in pure silent German gothic
With plenty of shots throughout the film of raging seas, this is a different film for Mr Alfred Hitchcock, with the emphasis on drama + action = adventure. Robert Newton as a hero type is different as well but the focus undoubtedly turns on the performance by Charles Laughton as a soul a) slowly going mad, b) unaware of that and, c) kind of enjoying the ride. Why this is seen as Hitchcock-lite I'll never know. I think it was great.
This is my favourite of Hitchcock's 30s movies, it's exciting, thrilling, and romantic. It has great actors too.
it's pretty weak for hitchcock; way too melodramatic with alot of bad acting, including a ridiculous performance by charles laughton! too bad; i love sea adventures...
"Jamaica Inn" is a rarity in Hitchcock's filmography: a film that was BEHIND its time (it could have been an early talkie). It is notable only for the hints of sexual perversion one can find in the performances of Charles Laughton and Leslie Banks; in fact, the villains of the piece are much more interesting than the bland heroes. No "Juno and the Paycock", but still one of Hitchcock's weakest
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