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North by Northwest Reviews

July 17, 2017
Hitchcock is such a master of suspense that not many frames have passed before the audience has achieved complete identification with the characters and is knowing the thrill of vicarious fear and the shared pleasures of love and passion.
June 19, 2009
Hitchcock breezes through a tongue-in-cheek, nightmarish plot with a lightness of touch that's equalled by a charming performance from Grant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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April 23, 2009
Smoothly troweled and thoroughly entertaining.
March 27, 2009
A great film, and certainly one of the most entertaining movies ever made, directed by Alfred Hitchcock at his peak.
March 26, 2009
At times it seems Hitchcock is kidding his own penchant for the bizarre, but this sardonic attitude is so deftly handled it only enhances the thrills.
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January 26, 2006
All in all, an improbable classic.
May 20, 2003
... a colorful and exciting route for spies, counterspies and lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Of course, the hallmark of North by Northwest is the way in which Hitchcock develops tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Hitchcock's ultimate wrong-man comedy.