The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Reviews

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August 4, 2017
Hitchcock began as a title designer and an art director before graduating to the director's chair and he draws on those talents, as well as his lessons from the German film studios where expressionism was the rage, for this film.
July 1, 2017
Alfred Hitchcock had already directed a couple of films before helming The Lodger, but this is the movie that was commonly called (even by the Master himself) "the first Alfred Hitchcock picture."
June 2, 2015
Hitchcock's most underrated movie.
November 10, 2012
Though the story has been remade many times, Hitchcock's silent version (his third work) holds up well, bearing the director's distinctive vision; he said his career relly began with that picture
August 10, 2012
A truly creepy cast adds to the suspense.
August 10, 2012
Even with its obvious debt to German Expressionism, The Lodger has Hitchcock hallmarks. It's the master's first film to suggest a certain kind of fun and games as well as thrills.
August 9, 2012
This restoration of Hitchcock's 1926 silent melodrama offers a gripping prehistory not just of his own work, but the Hollywood thriller itself.
August 9, 2012
One for Hitch fans, one for thriller fans, one for cinema fans. Do not miss.
August 6, 2012
Sawhney's score brings contemporary melodies to Hitch's silent delight.
July 31, 2012
Make allowances for Ivor Novello's hammy acting as the mysterious lodger wrongly accused of the killings, and relish instead Hitch's intuitive grasp of visual storytelling.
August 30, 2010
Brilliant visual touches.
May 10, 2010
Beauty protected and destroyed, shot fittingly with a Germanic eye
April 22, 2009
See it and see the birth of one of film's greatest directors.
March 6, 2009
Hitchcock's third film is his first suspense movie, and thus the first real "Hitchcock" movie.
Top Critic
March 25, 2006
The picture has a very, very excellent begining, a mediocre middle and a most deplorable ending. A minor fault is that its running time is about fifteen minutes too long.
February 9, 2006
Hitch's most overtly Hitchcockian silent film ...
December 24, 2005
Quite effective early Hitchcock thriller.
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