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Marnie Reviews

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Richard Brody
New Yorker
September 21, 2015
Psychologically resonant, visually transcendent ...
Martin Chilton
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Keyes
February 7, 2014
A farsighted yet unassuming thriller with brilliant desires to deconstruct a human mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
January 2, 2013
professionally crafted film that focuses primarily on character development
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+

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.
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
March 20, 2012
This remains a compelling Hitchcock thriller but it's Tippi Hedron's remarkable central performance which steals the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
March 20, 2012
A masterpiece of psychological mystery that encompasses all of the director's obsessions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 20, 2012
Universally despised on its first release, Marnie remains one of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest and darkest achievements.
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
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.
Josh Larsen
November 19, 2010
...a crazed and lurid character portrait that spends most of its time psychoanalyzing itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Variety Staff
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.
Cole Smithey
July 14, 2008
A savory failure from the Master.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 16, 2008
This messy bit of twisted psychological damage is arguably the most underrated film in Hitchcock's canon (though there's a lot of competition).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Crum
March 8, 2008
Fine, disturbing Hitchcock near classic w/Connery and Hedren in good form.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Rob Gonsalves
April 9, 2007
Punishingly long and, despite the professionalism on all levels, not especially moving or interesting
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
February 17, 2006
Viewed from the safe distance of four decades after its release, Marnie, perhaps even more than The Birds, emerges as the director's definitive late-period masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
It's still thrilling to watch, lush, cool and oddly moving.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
September 17, 2003
Not Hitch's best, but still incredible.
| Original Score: 4/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
For my money, this Freudian tale about a beautiful kleptomaniac and liar is one of Hitchcock's best accomplishments, certainly one of his most perverse.
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