Ralph Breaks the Internet
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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Wonderful location photography and color in this well-done thriller.
The Falls themselves are an ever-present backdrop, and as memorable (and integral to the plotting) as Mount Rushmore was in "North by Northwest."
This film noir in color benefits from Hathaway's taut direction, strong performances of Monroe as the adulterous wife and Cotten as the jealous hubby, and location shooting.
It's considered a lesser Monroe, but I like it.
Watchable, but otherwise unremarkable.
So Marilyn can act. Who knew?
One of Marilyn's best, a tawdry Fox melodrama.
Apesar das boas atuações de Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters e da presença marcante de Marilyn Monroe, o filme naufraga graças a um roteiro medíocre e à direção burocrática de Hathaway.
The parts without [Monroe's] luminous presence onscreen are noticeably less interesting than those parts where she was involved.
A pale imitation of Vertigo
The real star in this film is the majestic and powerful Niagara Falls...
Some dirt and double dealings at one of Nature's most celebrated outdoor showers. Done in that hyper-pristine Hollywood Technicolor that was the style, Joe Cotton and Marilyn Monroe ruminate on the dark interpersonal of interpersonal relationships. What's notable is watching Marilyn: it is obvious that she is stretching herself, akin to watching your own child take their first steps.
The look and atmosphere in this film is so vivid that even viewed on TV it makes you feel as if you have been to Niagara Falls sometime in the early 1950s. The plot takes a deceptively leisurely pace but it builds to a gripping climax. It is worth the viewer's time & effort to stick with it to the end. Marilyn Monroe is radiantly treacherous & her performance is subtle and bears close watching beyond her obvious attractiveness. She should get a lot more credit for this picture than I've seen others give her. Joseph Cotten balances between being menacing & getting our pity & sympathy. Not all the performances are terrific but this movie is a gem that rewards the effort to stick with it to the end. 4 1/2 Stars 4 -8-13
Marilyn Monroe is the luscious femme fatale in this film noir travelogue shot on the US/Canadian border. Mother Nature provides the breathtaking backdrop for this dark honeymoon romp of deceit, deception and murder.
"Too bad. They can't play it for you now, Rose."
Niagra failed to get me very interested from the very start, so you might as well know now that this won't be a very enthusiastic review. I sort of drifted through most of it, only paying attention enough to know what was going on. It's not a bad film, but I doubt I'll see it again.
It takes place near Niagara Falls, as Marilyn Monroe plays an unfaithful and treacherous wife who plans to have her husband killed. A visiting couple on their honeymoon gets unknowingly mixed up in the plot, and the plan falls apart in a way that ends up putting nearly everyone in danger.
This was my first Monroe movie, and while she was certainly beautiful, I found my eyes drawn to her co-star Jean Peters much more often. She stole the movie, as far as I'm concerned. I'd say that discovering her made the movie worth my time, I'm certainly going to check out more of her work.
Other than that, I found Niagara to be a pretty forgettable thriller set in a very beautiful place, and even the gorgeous surroundings aren't really taken advantage of on the screen. Some movies just don't catch a person's interest, for whatever reason, and Niagara is the most recent example of that, for me.
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