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Rebecca Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
October 17, 2006
Alfred Hitchcock's first American film is an atmospheric triumph of suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Peter Bradshaw
July 1, 2006
A gorgeous treat from one of cinema's masters. Not to be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Ben Walters
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Hitchcock shows superb technical control and attends to his trademark motifs, from monstrous mother figures to the fetishisation of clothing.
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
July 7, 2005
Hitchcock's only Best Picture winner is a moody thriller about a past murder
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
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-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 7, 2005
Remains one of the Master's most overrated and underrated movies at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
One of Hitch's best and most elegant works.
| Original Score: 5/5
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
August 19, 2003
Judith Anderson dominates every scene she's in.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times
May 20, 2003
An altogether brilliant film, haunting, suspenseful, handsome and handsomely played.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 24, 2003
Gorgeously mounted, but overlong Hitchcock film.
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
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
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
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
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
November 25, 2001
a dense, deeply textured emotional excursion, one that ultimately ensures that no easy answers are found
| Original Score: 4/4
Virginia Campbell
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.
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Tense, engrossing and deliciously deceitful.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
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
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
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.
| Original Score: 87/100
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
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
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Anderson as the obsessively attached maid Mrs. Danvers is a perverse gem.
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