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Dial M for Murder Reviews

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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 4, 2007
It all moves along in a rather efficient if lifeless fashion, with only John Williams shining as a canny police detective.
February 6, 2003
This staid melodrama falls far below Hitchcock's standards.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
March 5, 2002
A merely adequate Hitchcock thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 30, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 25, 2013
Second tier Hitch perhaps, but no less enjoyable for it, and still a marvel of cinematic technique.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 16, 2013
A tightly wound psychological parlour game, expanded only slightly from its claustrophobic stage roots.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 23, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2012
Based on a magnificently intricate script ... it benefits immensely from Hitchcock's razor-sharp direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 5, 2014
An exercise made by an enormously talented constructor of thrillers in the most fertile period of his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 14, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2013
The depth of focus, framing of characters and objects and use of the claustrophobic sets add extra pleasure to what was already a thoroughly enjoyable "perfect crime" nail-biter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
A rare and exciting experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 25, 2013
Grace Kelly reaches out into the audience for murder scissors; foreground tea tables all but clonk your knees; a tell-tale door key - how many Hitchcock revelation moments feature those! - is brandished inches from your nose.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2011
In Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder, even the innocent have poker faces.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2004
Mildly enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 6, 2004
While it's true that Hitchcock left most of the play's dialogue intact and kept the single setting of the play's apartment, he did quite a bit more to bring the story to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
Was by far the most visually compelling of studio stereoscopic movies.
July 27, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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