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I Confess Reviews

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July 31, 2016
A passable yet underwhelming thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 20, 2016
A rare misfire from Alfred Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 20, 2012
It's entertaining, and the visuals speak volumes more than the over-cooked dialogue. Worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 20, 2012
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.
October 14, 2010
Clift's man-in-crisis performance is one of his finest.
June 27, 2010
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)
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 21, 2008
The sincerely intense performances by Malden and Clift make this minor Hitchcock tale seem like a major Hitchcock tale.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 24, 2008
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.
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August 24, 2008
A good, workmanlike thriller, I Confess is only fair-to-middling Hitchcock.
August 24, 2008
Less than great, but still intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 28, 2007
The biggest crime surrounding I Confess is the generally indifferent reception that the film has received over the years
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 25, 2006
Alfred Hitchcock's famous talent for brewing a mood of fine suspense with clever direction and cutting is spent on a nigh suspenseless script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 9, 2006
It's heavy going at times...
December 8, 2004
One of the most astonishing-looking films in all of black-and-white cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 20, 2004
It's still very much worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 16, 2004
May or may not rank with Hitch's greatest masterpieces, but its premise offers perhaps the most compelling variation on his favorite theme, the innocent man wrongly accused.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 12, 2004
a minor work in Hitchcock's canon
| Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2004
I Confess suggests Hitchcock's experimental urge to incorporate less overt artificiality into his vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 12, 2004
Gripping and haunting.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2003
Occupied the top spot on their Hitchcock chart in its time, but has since been usurped in the minds of contemporary critics by the filmmaker's later, slicker productions.
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