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Notorious Reviews

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July 21, 2015
It would be far too harsh to label Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious an all-out bomb, but it's equally difficult to refer to the movie as a wholeheartedly effective (and affecting) success.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 5, 2014
The virtuoso sequences -- the long kiss, the crane shot into the door key -- are justly famous, yet the film's real brilliance is in its subtle and detailed portrayal of infinitely perverse relationships.
August 5, 2014
This dark romantic thriller isn't as thematically complex or technically audacious as some of Alfred Hitchcock's later classics. But it's still hard to beat for pure, polished entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 5, 2014
Notorious is in the world of film noir but not of it; it's a tough and dark film that's also one of the finest women's pictures ever made.
March 6, 2012
writing about it is almost as intimidating as pretending that there's anything new to say about it. But here goes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 23, 2012
Production and directorial skill of Alfred Hitchcock combine with a suspenseful story and excellent performances to make Notorious force entertainment.
February 11, 2012
Romantic melodrama. If contemporary viewers think of "Notorious" in those terms, it will still strike them as the classic it's become.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 6, 2012
as much of a romance as it is a spy thriller
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 25, 2012
Second only to Psycho as my favorite Hitchcock movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 28, 2011
Hitchcock's second masterpiece (after Shadow of a Doubt) is a richly dense meditation on romantic love, featuring exquisite performances by Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 13, 2009
A nearly flawless espionage thriller that has been mimicked many times since, but never equaled.
January 16, 2009
It's the accuracy, efficiency and control of Hitchcock's direction that most impress. They enable him to dovetail the film's thriller format and romantic story to dizzying, expressive and unique effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 16, 2009
A glorious exercise in film style, where virtuoso camerawork combines with the characters to create a wonderful harmony of visuals and narrative -- and where the complexities of character and story exist above and beyond the dictates of genre.
January 16, 2009
Hitchcock's classic 1946 thriller Notorious is a terrific romantic tango between Ingrid Bergman's exotic and spicy socialite and Cary Grant's prim and proper American spy. It's also shameless war propaganda.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2009
Notorious has fascinating echoes of other Hitchcock movies such as Rebecca and Psycho. A must-see or must-see-again.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 16, 2007
One of Hitchcock's best
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 9, 2006
Stunning, smooth Hitchcock thriller benefits from Cary and Ingrid.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 27, 2005
There's no mincing words here: NOTORIOUS is badly dated.
August 14, 2003
Shimmering and stealthy in its violence, Notorious is Hitchcock's best of the 1940s.
| Original Score: 5/5
March 10, 2003
Bergman and Grant sizzle in this espionage tale written by Ben Hecht.
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