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Shadow of a Doubt Reviews

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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
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 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
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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.
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Done in fine style.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 16, 2008
The suspense builds effortlessly throughout.
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Variety Staff
June 10, 2008
Hitchcock deftly etches his small-town characters and homey surroundings.
Christopher Null
March 15, 2001
A minor classic from Hitch.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
One of Hitchcock's finest films of the '40s.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 28, 2005
First-class psychological thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
August 2, 2005
Hitch's personal favorite and certainly one of his best.
| Original Score: 5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
July 25, 2001
The idea of "bringing menace to a small town" certainly appeals to the master
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
January 28, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Joshua Tanzer
March 11, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 4, 2004
Maybe the most German of Hitchcock's Hollywood films.
| Original Score: 5/5
Steve Crum
June 8, 2005
First rate Hitchcock thriller with deceptive Cotten, innocent but sharp Wright.
| Original Score: 5/5
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