Marnie Reviews

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April 28, 2020
Marnie is Alfred Hitchcock's forty-ninth film. It might be the most perfectly tooled yet.
April 28, 2020
It is a film of such complexity that, after three viewings, I feel that I have hardly begun to understand it, but each time, new layers of meaning have revealed themselves.
April 28, 2020
Hitchcock's elegant cinematic style, evident here and there, seems wasted in a melange of banal dialogue, obtrusively phony process shots, and a plot that congeals more often than it thickens.
April 28, 2020
Calmer reflection has established this as one of Hitchcock's more fascinating "misfires."
April 28, 2020
Marnie is Hitchcock's darkest work. The director's vicious trip through the mind of a disturbed woman offers little in the way of respite, but captures the attention through intrigue, and the sheer filmmaking abilities of the master of suspense.
April 20, 2020
I think the main thematical implication of Hitchock's [Marnie] is exactly that. The constant confusing morality of leaving the viewers take control as he himself hasn't got it under his spell.
September 13, 2017
Strange, richly told tale, full of echoes of Hitchcock themes.
September 21, 2015
Psychologically resonant, visually transcendent ...
August 31, 2014
Hitchcock was criticised for bring shallow psychology into the film (Hedren's character is afraid of the colour red) but some of their exchanges - the film was based on a novel by Winston Graham - are sharp and droll.
February 7, 2014
A farsighted yet unassuming thriller with brilliant desires to deconstruct a human mind.
January 2, 2013
professionally crafted film that focuses primarily on character development
July 11, 2012
Unfortunately, Marnie was released right after the masterpiece The Birds and comparisons were inevitable, but there's so much to admire about this work, textually, dramatically, visually.
March 20, 2012
A worthwhile watch for anyone who's ever enjoyed Hitchcock, but by comparison with his better known stuff it's an example style overtaking substance.
March 20, 2012
This remains a compelling Hitchcock thriller but it's Tippi Hedron's remarkable central performance which steals the show.
March 20, 2012
A masterpiece of psychological mystery that encompasses all of the director's obsessions.
March 20, 2012
Universally despised on its first release, Marnie remains one of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest and darkest achievements.
December 16, 2011
Marnie's Mama's house is a masterpiece of repressed emotion, a bland domestic space of seemingly placid creams and yellow, rendered in swirling wallpaper and upholstery patterns.
November 19, 2010
...a crazed and lurid character portrait that spends most of its time psychoanalyzing itself.
September 12, 2008
Marnie is the character study of a thief and a liar, but what makes her tick remains clouded even after a climax reckoned to be shocking but somewhat missing its point.
July 14, 2008
A savory failure from the Master.
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