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Rear Window Reviews

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David Keyes
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
March 5, 2012
It's one of Alfred Hitchcock's inspired audience-participation films: watching it, you feel titillated, horrified, and, ultimately, purged.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Hitchcock masterpiece stars peeping Jimmy Stewart.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 94/100
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 2, 2009
As close to 'perfect' as a film is likely to get.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dan Jardine
August 8, 2009
a taut and (verbally) jaunty thriller
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
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TIME Magazine
April 20, 2009
Just possibly the second most entertaining picture (after The 39 Steps) ever made by Alfred Hitchcock.
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 29, 2008
...the film surely remains one of the most memorable and downright essential examples of the slow-burn thriller genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 27, 2008
Essential and unmissable.
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 22, 2006
Hitchcock classic.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Of all Hitchcock's films, this is the one which most reveals the man.
Emanuel Levy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
The deliciousness of watching the film as it's intended to be seen is that the big screen gives Rear Window back its claustrophobia.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 3, 2005
Alfred Hitchcock's answer to why he makes films and perhaps his darkest one, both as a romance and as a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 18, 2005
hitchcock perfection
| Original Score: 5/5
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
May 28, 2004
Don't resist the urge -- steal a peek at it now, and be reminded why Hitchcock is still without equal in the clammy thrills department.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
April 2, 2003
In the hands of a lesser talent, this might have become a self-conscious stunt, but in Hitchcock's it has the tightly wound perfection of a flawless sonnet or sonata.
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
February 12, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 31, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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