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It's all confusion, in fact too much for an audience to follow.
A film for lovers of pools of darkness.
Half-baked efforts such as this one provoke little more than a yawn.
epending for much of its effect on a subtle and poetic nudging of the spectator's imagination, the film has a couple of sequences that are truly terrifying.
The camera's tender scratch, a most graceful vision of a most predatory world
The film has atmosphere to spare... [but] uses it like a crutch for a story that doesn't work on its own.
Comes with one of the cinema's most shocking murder scenes, with barely anything actually shown.
While not as challenging or thematically dense as the other Lewton/Tourneur masterworks, there are individual sequences in The Leopard Man that refuse to fade from memory.
Tourneur ... manages to produce RKO's usual heady layer of ominous atmosphere on a minimal budget, but the script's explanation of the attacks ends up letting him down.
A wonderful little film in love with being in the shadows.
There's a certain multi-cultural conflict that distinguishes the Lewton-Tourneurs.
predicts the skeezy, south of the border noir of Touch of Evil
The movie starts out good, but it disappoints in the end.
I thought The Leopard Man was going to be a rehash of Cat People was I was pleasantly disappointed. It's another thriller out of the Val Lewton stable about a killer escaped panther, but as time goes on turns out to be something completely different. The twist at the end isn't very difficult to figure out, but The Leopard Man isn't about a clever script or so-so acting. It's about fantastic and shadowy photography and astonishing direction. Essentially any scene in this movie where someone gets murdered is a suspenseful work of art able to make even the most jaded of horror fans jump out of their seats. Even if its just a little bit.
Not quite as good as Cat People. Interesting, but boring for the most part, I felt.
A lesser known, but still pretty good, film from the Val Lewton crew. A leopard escapes in a small town and people start dying, but is the leopard the killer or is the truth more sinister? Some nice eerie effects, like all of Lewton's films, implied rather than shown. But the climax was a bit of a let-down for me. Luckily it's just a little more than a hour long, so I don't feel like I wasted too much time.
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