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The Lady Vanishes Reviews

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David Keyes

It remains the most complex and enlivening of Hitchcock's earliest films.

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April 19, 2014
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Enormously entertaining mystery-comedy, that is also filled with feminist and political commentary.

Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television

August 2, 2013
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

this director at this moment in his career, back when he was still more clever than cruel.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 31, 2012
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Hitchcock comedy thriller is tame old-school fun.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

November 9, 2010
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a flawless mix of paranoid suspense, pacing, timing and even comedy.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

July 30, 2009
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Mais interessado em explorar a inabalável fleuma britânica como fonte de humor do que em realmente criar um suspense intrigante, este é um dos últimos exemplares da primeira fase da carreira de Hitchcock e diverte mais do que impressiona.

| Original Score: 3/5

April 18, 2009
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

The formula of an innocent thrust into a nightmare would fascinate Hitch for decades to come, but here he packs the tale with strong characters and important details.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

March 27, 2009
Variety Staff
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This film, minus the deft and artistic handling of the director, Alfred Hitchcock, despite its cast and photography, would not stand up for Grade A candidacy.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian [UK]

A pleasure.

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Original Score: 5/5

October 18, 2008
Steve Crum

Maybe the best of Hitchcock's early, pre-USA productions.

| Original Score: 5/5

February 22, 2008

Classy, intriguing and highly entertaining.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

January 11, 2008
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Accept no substitutes for this blissful original.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 5/5

January 11, 2008

Both a neat comment on Britain's dilemma in the build-up to the impending war with Germany (to appease or not to appease?) and also a cracking piece of entertainment.

Full Review Source: BBC | Original Score: 4/5

January 11, 2008

Total Film

As fresh and witty as ever.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 5/5

January 11, 2008
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

Naturally, nobody builds suspense like 'The Master', but the appealing team of Lockwood and Redgrave receves sterling back-up from twinkly Dame May and Cecil Parker as the spineless adulterer.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 5/5

January 11, 2008
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine

Hitchcock's second-to-last British movie before decamping to LA is a fun romp celebrating the stiff-upper-lippedness of our great nation.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

January 11, 2008
Arthur Ryel-Lindsey
Slant Magazine

What separates Lady Vanishes

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

December 26, 2007
Don Druker
Chicago Reader
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This is vintage Hitchcock, with the pacing and superb editing that marked not only his 30s style but eventually every film that had any aspirations whatever to achieving suspense and rhythm.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 19, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Very much of its time (in a good way), and very enjoyable.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

February 9, 2006
Alan Dale

[R]epresents Hitchcock's work at its most charming.... [T]he suspense is tonic rather than truly frightening, and almost comically glamorous.

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November 9, 2005
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