Mary Poppins Returns
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The movie is more interesting than achieved: it's the most forthright statement of the transference theme in Hitchcock's work, but it's also the least nuanced.
While Hitchcock short-changes on the expected round of suspense for which he is noted, he does bring out a number of topflight performances and gives the picture an interesting polish that is documentary at times.
A good, workmanlike thriller, I Confess is only fair-to-middling Hitchcock.
Alfred Hitchcock's famous talent for brewing a mood of fine suspense with clever direction and cutting is spent on a nigh suspenseless script.
It's heavy going at times...
But of [Hitchcock's] non-suspense films, I Confess may be his greatest triumph.
For a believing Christian, thoughts can be as sinful as deeds...This powerful 1953 melodrama makes the point in an explicitly religious context.
A passable yet underwhelming thriller...
A rare misfire from Alfred Hitchcock.
It's entertaining, and the visuals speak volumes more than the over-cooked dialogue. Worth a look.
Clift's man-in-crisis performance is one of his finest.
Clift lets guilt channel through his matinee idol looks, a brief reminder of his more powerful performance in George Stevens' A Place in the Sun. (From Hitchcock 101)
Hitchcock's fans are bound to find something or another interesting in this simple crime drama, but I failed to hail any part of it. Not just the predictability, but the too-good-to-be-real love story also distracted me. Despite watching a work of fiction, I simply couldn't ignore that sort of execution.
A murderer confesses his dirt to a Catholic priest, but will the priest keep his vow of silence ... even after the priest is accused of the crime? Like The Wrong Man, this (beautifully filmed in noirish black and white) is chock full of Catholic imagery and bravura performances by the principals, but the melodramatic script renders this only Hitchcock lite, which is still better than a lot.
I must confess, this is a fantastic movie! Any Hitchcock movie from the fifties is fantastic, really, and this movie is no exception to that rule. I love it.
I think itâ€™s an extremely well shot film, however it is not exactly suspenseful. Hitchcock usually had a sense of what would thrill and frighten viewers, but this was one of his rare misses in judgment. Itâ€™s not a bad movie by any stretch, the acting is well done and it has beautiful â€œCanadianâ€� sets, but itâ€™s just not all that likable. I think itâ€™s more infuriating that you know everything from the start and that makes for a largely dull experience.
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