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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Was by far the most visually compelling of studio stereoscopic movies.