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Rope Reviews

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December 4, 2016
While its fearless attempt to do something new makes it one of Hitchcock's most interesting movies, I can't pretend to regard it as anywhere near his best.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 20, 2008
Serves only as perverse entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 20, 2007
An elaborately perverse buffet served up at a pivotal moment in Hitchcock's career
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
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+
October 23, 2004
Experimental Hitchcock murder mystery, very stagey
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 12, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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
June 19, 2003
Intriguing experimental film from Hitchcock
| Original Score: 4/5
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 ReviewRead More | Original Score: B-
August 12, 2002
Brilliant despite the obvious "gimmick," one of Hitchcock's most subdued and affecting films.
| Original Score: 5/5
August 12, 2002
Worth the effort just to watch the talent and innovation of maestro Alfred Hitchcock
| Original Score: 3/5
June 30, 2002
The supposedly invisible editing is more of a distraction than being really innovative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 75/100
February 27, 2001
A complex and dazzlingly unique picture.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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
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
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