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Spellbound Reviews

DVD Clinic
April 25, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 16, 2012
On balance, the direction, set design, and music win out, but that doesn't make 'Spellbound' vintage Hitchcock. (Blu-ray edition)
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Chris Bumbray
DVD Clinic
February 15, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Christopher McQuain
February 8, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dr. Drew
DVD Clinic
February 25, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Annandale
January 24, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 21, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Megan Denny
July 1, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Chauncey
May 11, 2003
Spellbound is not one of Hitchcock's best films...That said, the Criterion Edition DVD is a must-have for any serious Hitchcock fan.
| Original Score: 4/4
Edward C. Wang
Rotten Tomatoes
October 31, 2002
Alfred Hitchcock's romantic psychoanalysis melodrama is pretty to look at even if it is a little over-the-top.
Full Review
Mike Pinsky
DVD Verdict
October 30, 2002
I suspect that we are to take Spellbound as a dream, a fantasy about the efficacy of psychiatry and the redemption of romance that plays out in J.B.'s head.
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
Chuck Pennington
DVD Angle
October 18, 2002
The commentary track isn't much to write home about, but there are enough good qualities to make this disc a winner.
Colin Jacobson
October 17, 2002
Hitchcock fans will feel pleased with the Criterion release of Spellbound, but less stalwart partisans will probably want to check out some of his other works instead.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 11, 2002
Although not among Hitch's best work,[Spellbound] is entertaining, particularly when viewed with the accompanying DVD features.
| Original Score: A-
Mark Zimmer
October 2, 2002
A classic from the Master of Suspense, in a beautiful transfer and with a ton of extras to boot. An amazing disc that belongs in every collection.
September 26, 2002
The extras are exemplary, even for Criterion.
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
September 26, 2002
As to the quality of the transfer itself, Spellbound measures up exactly with the previous Criterion Hitchcock titles.
| Original Score: 5/5
DVD Authority.com
September 18, 2002
The dialogue remains crisp and sharp at all times, with no volume errors to report.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
John Larsen
Light Views
September 14, 2002
The film alone is a keeper.
Derek M. Germano
Cinema Laser
September 11, 2002
Anchor Bay Entertainment has done a very good job transcribing Spellbound to DVD, although I have uncovered one flaw in the beautiful black and white transfer that is certain to perturb Hitchcock fans.