Marnie Reviews

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Richard Brody
New Yorker
September 21, 2015
Psychologically resonant, visually transcendent ...
Martin Chilton
Daily Telegraph
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+
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's Movie 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.
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
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.
Emanuel Levy
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 10, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 24, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 23, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
September 17, 2003
Not Hitch's best, but still incredible.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
May 2, 2012
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