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Sorry, Wrong Number Reviews

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Ed Park
Village Voice
January 2, 2008
Number derives sleek hysteria from its audaciously constraining narrative strategy.

TV Guide
January 2, 2008
Both Lancaster and Stanwyck are excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
November 4, 2007
Anatole Litvak's taut, gripping, highly stylized noir, based a 22 minute radio play with Agnes Moorehead, is one of the genre's very best, with a bed-ridden Stanwyck in a tour de force performance--a case study for lover of film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Stanwyck's metamorphosis from indolence to hysteria is brilliantly executed.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 30, 2005
dark and terrifying
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
July 22, 2005
Vintage suspense with terrific Stanwyck, Lancaster
| Original Score: 4/5

January 15, 2005
Fletcher adapted her celebrated 22-minute, single-character radio play into an almost equally tense screenplay, still retaining many of the eerie sound effects.
Douglas Pratt
November 6, 2004
The film’s basic premise is just too compelling to resist.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
October 7, 2004
A bit drawn-out, but a sensational vehicle for Stanwyck's talents
| Original Score: 4/5
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
March 16, 2004
It is a carefully plotted film that leads to an extraordinary ironic climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
July 22, 2003
A good script, but it should have been filmed with the woman who made it famous on the stage, Agnes Moorehead.
| Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
[A] taut thriller.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 11, 2002
Effective suspense film.
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 4, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The European émigré director, Anton Litvak, shoots Stanwyck's bedroom as if it were a luxury prison.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
A precursor to the far better Rear Window, but noir has seen better days.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 10, 2008
Stanwyck was too strong to play this simpering role.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 2, 2008
To make a movie of Lucille Fletcher's classic radio play was really to betray its best idea: that sound, not sight, is the truly paranoid sense.
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June 24, 2008
Wendy Haslem
Senses of Cinema
May 20, 2006
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