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Shadow of a Doubt Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
July 14, 2015
Derives its power from its stark simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 25, 2015
This thriller's horrible fascination lies in watching the strong-willed young lady's admiration of, fondness for, and idealization of a supposed gentleman clot and curdle. The plot's marred only by a slightly rushed and convenient ending.
David Keyes
March 24, 2015
If the motives of filmmakers are revealed in the frames of their more obscure pictures, then 'Shadow of a Doubt' is a resounding testament to the power of Alfred Hitchcock's vast creative engine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
December 3, 2012
Peels back the welcoming warmth and sincere innocence of small-town life to reveal the gullibility and the na´vetÚ underneath; it's a fiction about the perpetuation of fictions.
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TIME Magazine
April 24, 2009
A superb film.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 24, 2009
Alfred Hitchcock's first indisputable masterpiece.
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Variety Staff
June 10, 2008
Hitchcock deftly etches his small-town characters and homey surroundings.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 16, 2008
The suspense builds effortlessly throughout.
Emanuel Levy
December 3, 2006
The collaboration between Thornton Wilder and Hitchcock proves to be extremely fertile for it allows both American writer and British director to dissect small-town life way beyond the former's Our Town.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
One of Hitchcock's finest films of the '40s.
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
February 17, 2006
Like Lynch's fever-dream of transcendental perversity Blue Velvet, Shadow of a Doubt is about awakening, the simultaneous darkening and enlarging of the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
August 2, 2005
Hitch's personal favorite and certainly one of his best.
| Original Score: 5/5
Steve Crum
June 8, 2005
First rate Hitchcock thriller with deceptive Cotten, innocent but sharp Wright.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 28, 2005
First-class psychological thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dan Callahan
January 31, 2005
Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt is one of his grimmest and most impressive movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 4, 2004
Maybe the most German of Hitchcock's Hollywood films.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 8, 2003
A tense thriller with one of Hitchcock's most creepy villains.
| Original Score: 5/5

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
One of Hitchcock's creepiest, and his personal favorite among his own films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
You've got to hand it to Alfred Hitchcock: when he sows the fearful seeds of mistrust in one of his motion pictures he can raise more goose pimples to the square inch of a customer's flesh than any other director of thrillers in Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 21, 2002
A great nail-biter, right up through the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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