Rear Window Reviews

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April 16, 2020
Rear Window has a situation which promises intricacy and then fails to provide it.
April 16, 2020
The boorish but fascinating pastime of peeking into other people's homes -- a thing that New York apartment dwellers have a slight disposition to do -- is used by Director Alfred Hitchcock to impel a tense and exciting exercise.
April 16, 2020
The acting is impeccable. The novelty appealing. The climax thrilling. The length too long.
April 16, 2020
Often imitated, this extraordinary achievement has never been equalled.
October 16, 2019
Suspense-czar Alfred Hitchcock's latest is his best in years. It's a funny, earthy chiller...
May 13, 2019
He (Stewart) carries the momentum of the story from beginning to end, using the subtle nuances in his voice and facial expressions to convey nonchalance, frustration, determination, then borderline obsession, and finally, naked fear.
January 29, 2019
As is commonplace in many of Hitchcock's films, there's a wry tension between the seemingly talky, classical Hollywood feel, and their very acute, psychoanalytical wanderings.
March 26, 2014
Beneath pointed dialogue, perceptive character development and tense plot twists, the movie plays like a breakpoint in our journey towards complete voyeurism.
March 5, 2012
It's one of Alfred Hitchcock's inspired audience-participation films: watching it, you feel titillated, horrified, and, ultimately, purged.
December 15, 2010
Hitchcock masterpiece stars peeping Jimmy Stewart.
May 29, 2010
In this brilliant movie about watching the neighbors, Alfred Hitchcock turns the lens on his audience. "We have become a race of Peeping Toms," notes one character not only commenting on Jeff's obsessive voyeurism but also that of the cinematic spectator.
September 2, 2009
As close to 'perfect' as a film is likely to get.
August 8, 2009
a taut and (verbally) jaunty thriller
April 20, 2009
Just possibly the second most entertaining picture (after The 39 Steps) ever made by Alfred Hitchcock.
October 18, 2008
It's not just one of the best made films of all time, it's also one of the wisest.
July 29, 2008
...the film surely remains one of the most memorable and downright essential examples of the slow-burn thriller genre.
May 27, 2008
Essential and unmissable.
February 9, 2006
Of all Hitchcock's films, this is the one which most reveals the man.
October 10, 2005
An early ad summed up one of the film's enduring appeals: If you don't experience delicious terror, then pinch yourself--you're most probably dead.
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