I Confess Reviews

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December 28, 2018
But of [Hitchcock's] non-suspense films, I Confess may be his greatest triumph.
November 9, 2018
For a believing Christian, thoughts can be as sinful as deeds...This powerful 1953 melodrama makes the point in an explicitly religious context.
July 31, 2016
A passable yet underwhelming thriller...
February 20, 2016
A rare misfire from Alfred Hitchcock.
March 20, 2012
It's entertaining, and the visuals speak volumes more than the over-cooked dialogue. Worth a look.
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)
November 21, 2008
The sincerely intense performances by Malden and Clift make this minor Hitchcock tale seem like a major Hitchcock tale.
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.
Top Critic
August 24, 2008
A good, workmanlike thriller, I Confess is only fair-to-middling Hitchcock.
August 24, 2008
Less than great, but still intriguing.
January 28, 2007
The biggest crime surrounding I Confess is the generally indifferent reception that the film has received over the years
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.
February 9, 2006
It's heavy going at times...
June 23, 2005
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February 25, 2005
December 8, 2004
One of the most astonishing-looking films in all of black-and-white cinematography.
September 20, 2004
It's still very much worth watching.
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