Rear Window (1998)




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This remake of Alfred Hitchcock's classic tale of suspense stars Christopher Reeve as a wheelchair-bound shut-in with a proclivity for watching the world through binoculars and making up stories about the lives of the people he observes. Trouble comes when he fabricates a murder that just may have actually occurred.
R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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Artisan Entertainment

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Christopher Reeve
as Jason Kemp
Daryl Hannah
as Claudia
Robert Forster
as Detective Moore
Anne Twomey
as Leila
Ritchie Coster
as Julian Thorpe
Allison Mackie
as Ilene Thorpe
Ali Marsh
as Allison Flowers
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Critic Reviews for Rear Window

All Critics (11)

Decent remake of Hitchcock classic

December 7, 2006
Atlantic City Weekly

A good remake with Reeve proving you don't need to be able to walk to command the screen.

December 18, 2004
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Seemed like a good idea at the time...

April 29, 2003
San Francisco Examiner

Reeve gives it his all, but unfortunately the creative team doesn't.

December 23, 2002
Juicy Cerebellum

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August 26, 2006

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November 3, 2005
International Press Academy

Audience Reviews for Rear Window


It is an OK thriller (should not even be attempted comparison with the Hitchcock one) notable mostly for Reeve's performance.

Nicolas Korovessis
Nicolas Korovessis

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While no where near as good as the original I still like the concept and the execution was well done. All involved did a great job and really tried to stay true to the mood of the Hitchcock classic.

Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer

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Ok, I made a small error here, in that I requested this film expecting Hitchcock's original and hadn't realised a remake had been made. You can see the Hitchcock marks all over this film and makes for a great murder mystery, although I guess the elephant in the room here is that Christopher Reeve was able to play this role, having been paralyzed during his well publicised accident. Being a little Neurologically challlenged myself, I though this showed great character in Reeve, but I'm sure the critics will have made comments to the contrary. A film that made pretty good viewing in a 'slightly better than diagnosis murder' type of way.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

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