Fear Is the Key Reviews

  • Jul 21, 2018

    An excellent Maclean film adaption, the suspense towards the end is kept on the boil nicely-there's a decent car chase too

    An excellent Maclean film adaption, the suspense towards the end is kept on the boil nicely-there's a decent car chase too

  • Apr 05, 2016

    This is not the best or easiest Alistair MacLean story to try and transfer to film, but a fair job has been made of it. You also get to see Ben Kingsley with hair!

    This is not the best or easiest Alistair MacLean story to try and transfer to film, but a fair job has been made of it. You also get to see Ben Kingsley with hair!

  • Jan 29, 2015

    Talbot is one hard cunt. A quality car chase at the start and the ending is fucking mental it's like James Bond on acid.

    Talbot is one hard cunt. A quality car chase at the start and the ending is fucking mental it's like James Bond on acid.

  • May 09, 2013

    Post-Vanishing Point Barry Newman stars in a noir filled jam filled with scheming and double crossing. A car chase early on in the movie is pretty cool.

    Post-Vanishing Point Barry Newman stars in a noir filled jam filled with scheming and double crossing. A car chase early on in the movie is pretty cool.

  • Jun 24, 2010

    Fist fights, car chases, wicked score and Ben Kingsley with hair.

    Fist fights, car chases, wicked score and Ben Kingsley with hair.

  • Jun 12, 2009

    Fear is the Key grows on me every time I watch it (3rd time now). It's a crime that this flix is virtually unheard of. As far as Barry Newman movies go it's better then Vanishing Point. It even has a crackerjack car chase near the beginning. A good cast here too w/ John Vernon, Dolph Sweet from Gimme a Break (looking pretty slim in comparison to how I know him from that TV series) & Ben Kingsley in his first role. Kingsley is damn good in this too & it's a fucking crime that he didn't see any feature film work after this until Gandhi. That's 9 goddamn years for fucksakes. Hunt it down. Fans of 70s cinema will be thrilled

    Fear is the Key grows on me every time I watch it (3rd time now). It's a crime that this flix is virtually unheard of. As far as Barry Newman movies go it's better then Vanishing Point. It even has a crackerjack car chase near the beginning. A good cast here too w/ John Vernon, Dolph Sweet from Gimme a Break (looking pretty slim in comparison to how I know him from that TV series) & Ben Kingsley in his first role. Kingsley is damn good in this too & it's a fucking crime that he didn't see any feature film work after this until Gandhi. That's 9 goddamn years for fucksakes. Hunt it down. Fans of 70s cinema will be thrilled

  • Apr 23, 2009

    This film is always interesting and never gives away too much information too soon, so you're always left guessing as to whats going to happen next. Enjoyable car chase where you can see the car being physically punished. Later the film reveals itself as an interesting thriller. It's a very satisfying film overall, but very 70s.

    This film is always interesting and never gives away too much information too soon, so you're always left guessing as to whats going to happen next. Enjoyable car chase where you can see the car being physically punished. Later the film reveals itself as an interesting thriller. It's a very satisfying film overall, but very 70s.

  • Apr 01, 2009

    A very complete film of its time. Just like the vulture, the guy waited for the appropriate time to strike. He did not take along unnecessary casualities. He let the culprits know why they had to pay for what they did. He also did not even care about himself in terms of coming out alive! I guess they should remake it.

    A very complete film of its time. Just like the vulture, the guy waited for the appropriate time to strike. He did not take along unnecessary casualities. He let the culprits know why they had to pay for what they did. He also did not even care about himself in terms of coming out alive! I guess they should remake it.