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Seconds Reviews

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September 8, 2014
The film's greatest strength is its dynamic black and white cinematography courtesy of James Wong Howe, who instills the film with an intense, paranoid feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 2, 2013
[C]hange comes only before the cradle and after the grave ... consumerism processes identity until it's oversold.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
September 9, 2013
A fun house mirror world that never looks quite right because it never is, and never was.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 30, 2013
A bleak and noirish Frankenstein thriller whose DNA is threaded with zeitgeist-heavy satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 18, 2013
The summit of Frankenheimer's Sixties unease
August 17, 2013
Frankenheimer fashioned a trippy motion picture that was clearly ahead of its time, even if just by a few years (the 1970s would be crammed with post-Watergate paranoia pictures such as The Parallax View and Three Days of the Condor).
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 13, 2013
From the opening-credits sequence, Seconds mangles and distends the windows of perception until viewers get immersed in [Arthur's] sweat-soaked nightmare.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 9, 2013
No other film I've seen quite captures the feeling of being trapped like Seconds does. Frankenheimer puts it all together with splintered editing that is as bold as it is disorienting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 2, 2008
Creepy, Twilight Zone-type tale starring Rock Hudson, directed by John Frankenheimer.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 23, 2007
US suburbia boredom is treated in an original manner in this cross between a sci-fi opus, a thriller, a suspense pic and a parable on certain aspects of American middle-class life.
May 29, 2007
The film features a surprisingly good performance by Rock Hudson, an impeccable supporting cast and stunning cinematography by screen veteran James Wong Howe.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 9, 2006
Little wonder it flopped at the time, only to be cherished by a later generation.
September 28, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
June 26, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 3, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
May 23, 2004
Never has Oscar Wilde's caveat about being careful what you wish for been so chillingly portrayed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 9, 2004
Features some great technical credits, with rich black-and-white cinematography and deep-focus from James Wong Howe.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 27, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
December 12, 2003
Gets under your skin like a nightmare.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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