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Strangers on a Train Reviews

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Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
January 1, 2000
...his basic premise of fear fired by menace is so thin and so utterly unconvincing that the story just does not stand.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Classic nail-biter is a must for thriller fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
September 6, 2004
To ignore the subtext during the runaway carousel climax is to be absolutely blind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 2, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 15, 2004
Hitchcock was above all the master of great visual set pieces, and there are several famous sequences in Strangers on a Train.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 13, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
October 14, 2005
The prototypical Hitchcock thrill ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
October 7, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 20, 2004
Patricia Highsmith's malicious writing seems perfectly suited to Alfred Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
February 13, 2001
Given a good basis for a thriller in the Patricia Highsmith novel and a first-rate script, Hitchcock embroiders the plot into a gripping, palm-sweating piece of suspense.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 16, 2004
Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" is about weakness crisscrossing with evil, with evil pushing hard for the upper hand. Nobody comes away unscathed.
| Original Score: A+
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Apenas mais um bom suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 21, 2002
This is a Hitchcock top-of-the-line work rolling on all cylinders.
Full Review | Original Score: A
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 22, 2004
Most of the film is a journey through pure Hitchcockian irony and suspense, and well worth the trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
October 27, 2004
worthy vehicle that displays Hitchcock's narrative ability and explores some of his favorite themes
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 2, 2013
Rousing thriller with creative fairground scenes and much about technology.
David Keyes
June 23, 2002 of the original shells for identity-inspired mystery thrillers, in which natural human behavior is the driving force behind the true macabre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Shawn Levy
November 28, 2003
As sleek, taut and breezy an entertainment as Hitchcock ever made, and a nice hinge moment, almost exactly in the middle of the black-and-white and color phases of his American career.
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