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Rope Reviews

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David Keyes
February 11, 2014
Rope isn't merely a terrific movie; it is also a benchmark for which the intricate nature of the killer's mind can be simplified into immense clarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
August 2, 2008
Rope is Hitchock's underrated classic that contains some of the most unique filmmaking of it's time. Hitchcock was so far ahead of filmmakers back then and so far ahead of a lot of the filmmakers today.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 20, 2008
Serves only as perverse entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
July 20, 2007
An elaborately perverse buffet served up at a pivotal moment in Hitchcock's career
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
June 19, 2006
"A crime for most, a privilege for some" is how Rupert classifies murder, but Hitchcock's eye-am-a-camera technique in Rope is after more than Nazi-superman residue still lurking after WWII.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
October 7, 2005
Hitchcock said it was a stunt, but Rope is a fascinating experiment trying to find the cinematic equivalent to a play, with the camera constantly searching
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
Experimental Hitchcock murder mystery, very stagey
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 12, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 14, 2003
A singularly tense drama that doesn't let up for its entire, very tight, 80 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 6, 2003
A minor masterpiece; Hitchcock could turn out brilliance even when he considered himself to be simply playing around.
| Original Score: 4/4
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
June 19, 2003
Intriguing experimental film from Hitchcock
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
... a deeply interesting film if not exactly a successful one ... you can feel it straining to articulate a truth it doesn't quite grasp.
Full Review| Original Score: B-
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
August 12, 2002
Brilliant despite the obvious "gimmick," one of Hitchcock's most subdued and affecting films.
| Original Score: 5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 12, 2002
Worth the effort just to watch the talent and innovation of maestro Alfred Hitchcock
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
June 30, 2002
The supposedly invisible editing is more of a distraction than being really innovative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
March 22, 2001
This modestly successful thriller stands out as Alfred Hitchcock's first colour film and for the presence of two obviously gay lead characters.
| Original Score: 75/100
Christopher Null
February 27, 2001
A complex and dazzlingly unique picture.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Rope is not merely a stunt that is justified by the extraordinary career that contains it, but one of the movies that makes that career extraordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Apart from the tedium of waiting or someone to open that chest and discover the hidden body which the hosts have tucked away for the sake of a thrill, the unpunctuated flow of image becomes quite monotonous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Keith H. Brown
Edinburgh U Film Society
January 1, 2000
Rope remains worth seeing, for its difference from cinema in general and from the rest of Hitchcock's work in particular.
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