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Rear Window Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 31, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Rear Window lovingly invests in suspense all through the film, banking it in our memory, so that when the final payoff arrives, the whole film has been the thriller equivalent of foreplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
One of the finest ever committed to celluloid!
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Restored Hitchcock thriller charms, chills and sparkles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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
Joshua Tyler
August 12, 2002
Never to be surpassed, never to be repeated.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Hitchcock masterpiece stars peeping Jimmy Stewart.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
In an impressive oeuvre, Rear Window is arguably the most exquisitely handcrafted feature, because Hitchcock mastered the spatial as well as behavioral coordinates of his chosen universe inch by inch.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
A brilliant idea for a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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William Brogdon
January 1, 2000
Hitchcock combines technical and artistic skills in a manner that makes this an unusually good piece of murder mystery entertainment.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Belatedly, I'm nominating a film from 1954 as the best picture of 2000.
Christopher Null
February 27, 2001
Not only is Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window one of his best pictures, it's one of the best films ever made altogether.
| Original Score: 5/5
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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.
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
voyeuristic mystery is a masterpiece of meticulous detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 27, 2001 of Hitchcock's most-successful screen works and an easy recommendation for any DVD library.
Read More | Original Score: 9/10
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2000
The director's most accomplished film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 18, 2005
hitchcock perfection
| Original Score: 5/5
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-
Dan Jardine
August 8, 2009
a taut and (verbally) jaunty thriller
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Masterpiece of voyeurism.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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