Dial M for Murder Reviews

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August 24, 2008
The fun of Dial M lies in its duel of wits...
January 2, 2008
Dial M is less a filmed play than a highly cinematic investigation of theatricality.
January 2, 2008
Dial M remains more of a filmed play than a motion picture, unfortunately revealed as a conversation piece about murder which talks up much more suspense than it actually delivers.
January 2, 2008
The screenplay tends to constrain rather than liberate Hitchcock's thematic thrust, but there is much of technical value in his geometric survey of the scene and the elaborate strategies employed to transfer audience sympathy among the main characters.
January 4, 2007
It all moves along in a rather efficient if lifeless fashion, with only John Williams shining as a canny police detective.
January 1, 2000
[Hitchcock] tried once before, in Rope, to build up a whole continuous drama in one set. He wasn't as successful in that venture. Dial M has all the space it needs.
November 25, 2015
The movie is worth seeing even now, if for no other aim than to show a man ambitiously experimenting with the devious facets that would inspire greater films.
July 5, 2014
An exercise made by an enormously talented constructor of thrillers in the most fertile period of his career.
August 19, 2013
The risk with clever thrillers is always that they will focus on pleasing the intellect at the expense of developing more depth. Dial M For Murder is a different kind of animal.
July 28, 2013
Rather than let someone else mess with a play that has a formal perfection, Hitchcock did the adaptation himself, his only such credit while in Hollywood.
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