Spellbound Reviews

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October 5, 2019
...beneath the facile trappings there is an intriguing Hitchcockian study of role reversal, with doctors and patients, men and women, mothers and sons inverting their assigned relationships with compelling, subversive results.
August 6, 2019
A twisty thriller in the best Hitchcockian tradition, even if it may be a minor work in comparison to some of his more popular successes.
September 27, 2018
Today this seems above all a forward-thinking portrait of a woman battling for authority in a man's world.
July 21, 2015
...a rare misfire within Hitch's otherwise solid body of work.
February 28, 2012
I don't agree with her much, but Pauline Kael was right about this one.
February 16, 2012
It may not be first-rank Hitchcock, but even second-tier Hitchcock is better than what most other directors produce.
February 6, 2012
Made in an age when master shots often became a standard scene style, Hitchcock shows some real thought behind his composition.
January 25, 2012
A commercial and critical hit in its day, this Best Picture Oscar nominee has seen its standing slip in the ensuing decades, as it's never mentioned on any list of Alfred Hitchcock's best works. That's a shame.
February 13, 2009
It has a lot of great stuff, not least of which is the odd dream sequence, designed by none other than Salvador Dali.
November 4, 2007
August 22, 2006
Uneven film, with fascinating dream images.
August 24, 2005
June 6, 2005
One of Hollywood's most explicit films about psychoanalysis, Spellbound takes a dubious and contrived approach to the subject, but the stars (Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck)shine and their love story is enjoyable.
May 4, 2005
One of the director's most laughably dated films.
September 10, 2004
August 24, 2004
July 9, 2004
Severely dated but supremely entertaining psychological thriller
June 29, 2004
Stylish psychodrama
June 10, 2004
May 2, 2004
Second-tier Hitchcock, notable mainly for Salvador Dali's hallucinogenic landscapes.
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