The Wrong Man Reviews

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November 5, 2019
Director Alfred Hitchcock forsakes his usual shivers-and-giggles formula to produce a piece of glum honest realism closely based on an actual case.
May 30, 2016
A sullen drama from the first scene until the last, anchored by rather sincere performances and conveyed in the sorts of shadows and silence that were the staples of mainstream film noir.
January 30, 2016
Devoid of any Hitchcockian touches, the movie disappoints only in that it could have been made by any filmmaker experimenting in the faux-documentary style during this period (Jules Dassin comes to mind) -- otherwise, it's gripping material.
November 25, 2015
...even the straightest of citizens will be looking over their shoulder.
June 29, 2015
Hitchcock's ultimate point evokes cosmic terror: innocence is merely a trick of paperwork, whereas guilt is the human condition.
October 23, 2013
It's a banner title in Henry Fonda's acting repertoire, and one that works to illustrate Hitchcock's fractured psychoses.
June 27, 2010
Confined spaces highlight Hitchcock's inversion of his usual fugitive-on-the-run films. (From Hitchcock 101)
July 27, 2009
Boasting an iconic performance from Henry Fonda in the titular role, this is Hitchcock's most somber film and one of of the bleakest works in film history, which may account for its commercial failure and underappreciated status.
November 10, 2006
Essentially a crime noir thriller with a twist, Paul McGuigan's film is showy and sharp, whose witty dialogue is delivered with a shrug
September 24, 2006
March 25, 2006
Frighteningly authentic, the story generates only a modicum of drama.
March 5, 2006
Em um de seus trabalhos mais subestimados, Hitchcock cria uma atmosfera angustiante e claustrofbica a partir de incidentes nada espetaculares, sendo auxiliado pela atuao precisa de Fonda.
January 31, 2006
One of Hitchcock's underrated great films that never got its proper due, put aside by some critics as merely a minor work.
June 11, 2005
Fine if lower keyed Hitchcock with Fonda as wrongly accused man whose life is wrecked.
November 8, 2004
A standout piece in Hitchcock's oeuvre and a film that richly deserves its place among the filmmaker's greatest works.
September 20, 2004
Perhaps the most underrated and least known of Hitchcock's great films.
September 17, 2004
In Hitchcock's litany, it ranks as one of the most forgettable works from his mature era.
September 8, 2004
Hitchcock's shadowy mise-en-scne is given a greater sense of veracity through his use of actual NYC locations.
April 15, 2004
Hitch plays it straight in compelling drama.
February 13, 2004
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