The Stranger Reviews

March 12, 2013
Adroitly directed by Orson Welles, who also plays the star, it is a grade A gooseflesh-raiser.
July 22, 2007
As distinctively Wellesian as Citizen Kane.
April 6, 2007
Orson Welles's 1946 film reproduces his personal themes of self-scrutiny and self-destruction only in outline, though it is an inventive, highly enjoyable thriller.
April 6, 2007
The Stranger is socko melodrama, spinning an intriguing web of thrills and chills.
March 25, 2006
The whole film, produced by S. P. Eagle, comes off a bloodless, manufactured show.
February 9, 2006
Welles' third film, often described as his worst, but still a hugely enjoyable thriller.
August 1, 2002
Brilliantly tense, with a heart-pounding climax.