Reviews

Nov 18, 2020
The psychological theme here is put to excellent use as the basis for a compact, well-paced package, graced by sparkling performances.
Feb 25, 2013
The result is heavy going and pretentious.
Feb 25, 2013
The most successful aspect of the production is the cinematography, which creates a shadowy world of false appearances, hidden meanings, and elusive truths.
Feb 25, 2013
Borrowing a plot from the Bluebeard legend, and chucking in a load of sub-Freudian hokum, Fritz Lang nonetheless makes a class act of this Gothic psycho-thriller.
Feb 25, 2013
Probably the most psychoanalytically oriented of his features, and because it's Lang, the murkiness is mainly a strength.
Feb 25, 2013
Sloppy effort from Lang late in his career.
Feb 25, 2013
Suspicion this is not.
Sep 12, 2012
Secret Beyond the Door ventures into some astounding arenas (even for Lang, who was an expert in paranoia), both of the mind and otherwise.
Apr 4, 2011
Mr. Lang is still a director who knows how to turn the obvious, such as locked doors and silent chambers and roving spotlights, into strangely tingling stuff.
Apr 4, 2011
Mental complexities of the principals makes it sometimes hard to sort out the various motivations used to spin the tale.
Apr 4, 2011
[Lang's] direction is masterly, imposing meanings and tensions through images that are spare, resonant and astonishingly beautiful. A remarkable film.
Jan 6, 2010
Poetry of architecture, rejection of Freud
Aug 13, 2005
Strange, weirdly inventive thriller
Apr 21, 2003
Even Lang himself thought this was a poor film.