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The Stranger Reviews

Sarah Boslaugh
November 21, 2015
The visual style will be familiar to anyone who as seen Citizen Kane, but the story is pure postwar melodrama...
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
October 14, 2013
Kino has taken some imperfect yet heroic steps to restoring Orson Welles's The Stranger in all its brilliant, subversive grandeur.
Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine
March 9, 2011
Orson Welles's feverish, politically uneasy noir remains an outstanding achievement; would that the same could be said about Film Chest's barely sufficient transfer of the film.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 10, 2011
Cinematographer Russell Metty ("Touch of Evil") uses the whole film noir bag of tricks, liberal use of shadows for mood, deep focus and extreme closeups to enhance drama and suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
July 22, 2007
Welles's underrated third effort gets no love in this DVD version, but it's still a virtuosic, fascinating work.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 16, 2004
a solid piece of postwar genre work about a Nazi hiding in bucolic small-town America
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Annandale
January 24, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike Pinsky
May 12, 2003
The film itself, by the standards of Welles' other films, is pretty pedestrian.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ian Jane
January 1, 1946
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5