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Don't Look Now Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
July 29, 2016
The imagery is beautiful, to be sure, but also eerie and alienating and discomforting.
Christopher Hudson
The Spectator
September 28, 2015
Roeg's expertly conceived visual metaphors sustain a powerful foreboding.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 4, 2015
Separate polls by the British Film Institute and Time Out London have cited it as one of the 10 best British films ever made. No argument here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
February 26, 2015
As an essay on cinematic language, Don't Look Now is ingenious ... As a work of storytelling, Don't Look Now isn't as clean-cut.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Scott Tobias
The Dissolve
February 9, 2015
The film isn't easy to classify-it's a psychodrama that occasionally sharpens into blood-curdling horror-but the experience of watching it is deeply unsettling .
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
November 25, 2013
Superbly acted, stunningly photographed, and edited with a rhythmic pungency that makes it irresistibly watchable even when the plot turns dark and scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John Bleasdale
Electric Sheep
August 21, 2013
It is a messy examination of entropy: things fall and fall apart and we try to restore what can't be repaired and recover what has already been irretrievably lost.
Peter Bradshaw
August 21, 2013
It's a ghost story; it's a meditation on time, memory and the poignancy of married love. And it's a masterpiece.
Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times
August 21, 2013
This is director Nicolas Roeg's masterpiece -- the fear-drenched mood of alienation is sustained right up until the unforgettable climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
August 18, 2013
it was maverick British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg's destiny to transform du Maurier's strange psychological thriller into an emphatically mysterious tale of second sight and looming death in 1973.
Full Review | Original Score: A

Total Film
October 9, 2012
One of the most dynamic and radical British films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 4, 2012
Roeg's purposely disjointed vision keeps you in near-constant dread.
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James Berardinelli
February 17, 2012
[Don't Look Now] takes the viewer on a winding, unpredictable trip that starts as a meditation on grief and ends as a supernatural thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
June 20, 2011
Like some manic slasher on the loose, Nic Roeg cuts compulsively, severing the natural arteries between cause and effect to expose a more irrational kind of narrative continuum...a true classic, worth looking at not just now but long into the future.
Fernando F. Croce
July 23, 2010
Arguably the subtlest giallo ever made, it's a film to heighten the senses.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 9, 2008
The most adult horror picture I've ever encountered, or indeed can even imagine.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Dustin Putman
October 15, 2008
Don't Look Now brilliantly portrays the loves and losses we all experience, our here and now dictated by the fallibility of human nature and the cruelties of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
October 15, 2008
Don't Look Now uses the occult and the inexplicable as Henry James did: to penetrate the subconscious, to materialize phantoms from the psyche.
September 19, 2007
Many of the subtle, jarring thrills come in the editing, which renders the notion of foresight explicit but still mysterious.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 19, 2007
A frightening and consistently inventive horror story.
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