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Laura Reviews

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Variety Staff
October 23, 2007
Gene Tierney makes an appealing figure as the art executive and Vincent Price is convincing as a weak-willed ne'er-do-well.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The plot is deliberately perfunctory, the people deliciously perverse, and the mise-en-scène radical.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
May 18, 2006
A camp classic of a very particular variety.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Crum
March 9, 2006
Classic in the true sense with great theme music to boot.
| Original Score: 5/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
March 4, 2006
A classic noir romance where all of the cinematic elements fit together perfectly.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
July 4, 2005
Just watching Clifton Webb's deliciously nasty performance, as the effete critic and Laura's mentor, delivering the film's best lines, is worth the price of admission
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 16, 2005
This kooky film noir is so beautifully directed by Otto Preminger that all its protruding elements seem to slide delicately and accurately into place.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 8, 2005
At times, the plotting takes leaps that the film's 87-minute run doesn't adequately support; but overall this is a gem.
| Original Score: B+
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 3, 2005
...slightly overrated...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 23, 2005
A genuine classic -- not only of film noir but of film, period -- director Otto Preminger's adaptation of Vera Caspary's novel lathers the murder-mystery with a heavy dollop of kinkiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 17, 2005
The story is a good whodunnit, although it probably isn't half as clever as a mystery as it is a character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 17, 2005
A masterfully complex -- and frequently campy -- portrait of all-consuming romantic self-delusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 18, 2005
A great antidote to the 'old movies are no fun' attitude many people slip into as soon as they learn a film is in black and white.
| Original Score: 86/100
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 31, 2004
A classic. Clifton Webb is a delight; Tierney never looked lovelier. And its score is unforgettable. One to watch.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
January 27, 2004
A classic thriller/whodunit of the 1940s. Unfortunately, it remains solidly in the past.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Moira Sullivan
September 30, 2003
A classic murder film worth seeing over and over.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 17, 2003
Did Hollywood ever produce a more seductive mystery or a creepier romance? I wouldn't change a line, a frame, or a performance in this film.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Thomas M. Pryor
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The picture on the whole is close to being a top-drawer mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002
Classic mystery, notable for its plot and performances
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 26, 2002
The materials of a B-grade crime potboiler are redeemed by Waldo Lydecker, walking through every scene as if afraid to step in something.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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