The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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All Critics (21)
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This is a smooth production of an obvious, though suspenseful murder thriller, ably acted and directed. Mood and pace are well set, and story grips throughout.
The Spiral Staircase, a murder mystery, knowingly paced by Director Robert Siodmak and shrewdly acted by an expert cast, including Ethel Barrymore, is choice, eerie entertainment.
This 1946 film is one of [Siodmak's] least interesting.
It's one of the undoubted masterpieces of the Gothic mode.
The film is likely to scare the daylights out of most of its audiences.
Although its whodunnit aspect is weak, the strong camera angles and cast performance make this a fine film.
Thought-provoking and disturbing, this masterly thriller is directed with touches of sheer genius by Robert Siodmak.
This dated old chestnut definitely wouldn't hold up as-is for today's audiences, but for fans of classic cinema it's well worth a look.
Erected on expressionistic Gothic menace
Psychological drama has its share of chills; led by Dorothy McGuire standout.
Complex thriller with rich style.
...the majority of the film's running time [is] bogged down in the dull exploits of several uninteresting characters.
Noticeably less eventful than one might expect, but by no means boring, with an unsurprising ending. The cinematography, however, is almost to die for.
Excellent chiller with an outstanding Dorothy McGuire in the lead. Fantastically moody settings and a real sense of dread permeates the proceedings under Siodmak's solid direction. It's the women in the cast who stand out here, aside from McGuire there's a young and very beautiful Rhonda Fleming, a quietly iunderstated but still scenery chewing Ethel Barrymore, and the humourous duo of Elsa Lanchester and Sara Allgood. All the men are rather stolid but it doesn't detract much from this superior and classy fright flick.
An atmospheric whodunit that has very little to do with a spiral staircase.
Someone is knocking off women with 'imperfections'. A woman with a scar on her face, a 'simple minded thing', a cripple... and now, someone is trying to kill Helen (Dorothy McGuire), the gorgeous mute servant of rich old Miss Warren (Ethel Barrymore). Good luck trying to figure this one out - there is a plethora of suspects, and no butler!
good creepy thriller in a spooky old mansion
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