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Rebecca Reviews

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December 12, 2006
Through its first two-thirds it is as perfect a myth of adolescence as any of the Disney films, documenting the childlike, nameless heroine's initiation into the adult mysteries of sex, death, and identity.
October 17, 2006
Alfred Hitchcock's first American film is an atmospheric triumph of suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 1, 2006
A gorgeous treat from one of cinema's masters. Not to be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 24, 2006
Hitchcock shows superb technical control and attends to his trademark motifs, from monstrous mother figures to the fetishisation of clothing.
July 7, 2005
Hitchcock's only Best Picture winner is a moody thriller about a past murder
| Original Score: 5/5
June 19, 2005
Hitchcock's first American film is a superbly mounted Gothic thriller, starring Joan Fontaine as the timid wife and Olivier as the tormented husband.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 7, 2005
Remains one of the Master's most overrated and underrated movies at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 15, 2004
One of Hitch's best and most elegant works.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 19, 2003
Judith Anderson dominates every scene she's in.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 20, 2003
An altogether brilliant film, haunting, suspenseful, handsome and handsomely played.
April 24, 2003
Gorgeously mounted, but overlong Hitchcock film.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2002
A gothic moody piece, there's an overwhelming sense that anything can happen in this film, and anything does. The plot is twisting, unpredictable and even unclear.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 27, 2002
Selznick places Hitchcock on a leash, but I still can't get Mrs. Danvers out of my head!
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 25, 2001
a dense, deeply textured emotional excursion, one that ultimately ensures that no easy answers are found
| Original Score: 4/4
November 6, 2001
An actress who well knows she's been perfectly cast in a role she perfectly understands should not be underestimated, even if, as with Fontaine, she is never so good again.
January 1, 2000
Tense, engrossing and deliciously deceitful.
January 1, 2000
A masterpiece of style and substance, an extended meditation on how the dead haunt the living.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
[Fontaine] richly deserved her best actress nomination, one of three she received in a four-year period, for a complex portrayal of an innocent young woman in a difficult position.
Read More | Original Score: 87/100
January 1, 2000
Rebecca (1940) is the classic Hitchcock gothic thriller and a compelling mystery (and haunting ghost story) about a tortured romance. The film creates a brooding
January 1, 2000
Anderson as the obsessively attached maid Mrs. Danvers is a perverse gem.
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