Lifeboat Reviews

  • Jan 27, 2019

    not Hitchcocks best, but entertaining. Could be great if remade today and the plot holes plugged

    not Hitchcocks best, but entertaining. Could be great if remade today and the plot holes plugged

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Not a gripping movie in the least. Two stars tops.

    Not a gripping movie in the least. Two stars tops.

  • Nov 19, 2018

    Genius director Hitchcock creates amazing tension and drama, all within the confines of a lifeboat. Sheer brilliance from the master.

    Genius director Hitchcock creates amazing tension and drama, all within the confines of a lifeboat. Sheer brilliance from the master.

  • Sep 27, 2018

    A nice psychological drama shot during WW2, which makes it the more interesting now, as a historical picture, in which we can see real war sentiments, not acted ones.

    A nice psychological drama shot during WW2, which makes it the more interesting now, as a historical picture, in which we can see real war sentiments, not acted ones.

  • Aug 21, 2018

    One of the best Alfred Hitchcock films and one of the best films of the 1940s. Very interesting and addictive story. Highly recommend.

    One of the best Alfred Hitchcock films and one of the best films of the 1940s. Very interesting and addictive story. Highly recommend.

  • Apr 24, 2018

    An often overlooked Hitchcock film, this has as much drama and intrigue as you can pack into a lonely lifeboat drifting across the ocean.

    An often overlooked Hitchcock film, this has as much drama and intrigue as you can pack into a lonely lifeboat drifting across the ocean.

  • Dec 28, 2017

    Wow. Hitchcock seemed to have risked all for this, and it certainly works and serves a purpose.

    Wow. Hitchcock seemed to have risked all for this, and it certainly works and serves a purpose.

  • Aug 13, 2017

    Lifeboat is an amazing film. It is about several survivors of a torpedoed ship who find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it. Tallulah Bankhead and John Hodiak give incredible performances. The screenplay is well written. Alfred Hitchcock did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama and mystery. Lifeboat is a must see.

    Lifeboat is an amazing film. It is about several survivors of a torpedoed ship who find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it. Tallulah Bankhead and John Hodiak give incredible performances. The screenplay is well written. Alfred Hitchcock did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama and mystery. Lifeboat is a must see.

  • Jul 21, 2017

    9.5 out of 10: Well acted, intense, gripping, and impressive direction, Lifeboat makes for one of Hitchcock's most under appreciated movie.

    9.5 out of 10: Well acted, intense, gripping, and impressive direction, Lifeboat makes for one of Hitchcock's most under appreciated movie.

  • Jul 14, 2017

    Seeking a creative challenge after several years' worth of fairly elaborate melodramas, director Alfred Hitchcock stages all of the action in Lifeboat in one tiny boat, adrift in the North Atlantic. Director: Alfred Hitchcock use this single cinematic tech in Lifeboat first . Then he expands of this brilliant technique and pushes it further in 'Rear Window' & Dial 'M' for Murder . Lifeboat earned Hitchcock his second Oscar nomination for best director . Only Hitchcock could pull off this compelling drama in such tight quarters! Several survivors of a torpedoed merchant ship in World War II find themselves in the same lifeboat with one of the U-boat men who sunk it. Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak. Hitchcock's shifting sympathies guarantee our guilty involvement with the characters until he builds to a climax of intellectual and spiritual excitement. The film with its different character studies is a true Alfred Hitchcock underrated classic .Basically a must watch film. 10/10

    Seeking a creative challenge after several years' worth of fairly elaborate melodramas, director Alfred Hitchcock stages all of the action in Lifeboat in one tiny boat, adrift in the North Atlantic. Director: Alfred Hitchcock use this single cinematic tech in Lifeboat first . Then he expands of this brilliant technique and pushes it further in 'Rear Window' & Dial 'M' for Murder . Lifeboat earned Hitchcock his second Oscar nomination for best director . Only Hitchcock could pull off this compelling drama in such tight quarters! Several survivors of a torpedoed merchant ship in World War II find themselves in the same lifeboat with one of the U-boat men who sunk it. Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak. Hitchcock's shifting sympathies guarantee our guilty involvement with the characters until he builds to a climax of intellectual and spiritual excitement. The film with its different character studies is a true Alfred Hitchcock underrated classic .Basically a must watch film. 10/10