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½ June 21, 2018
another suspenseful Hitchcock thriller that keeps you guessing until the end of what will happen
May 26, 2018
Super smart, witty, suspenseful, and gorgeous on the eyes, 'Strangers on a Train' masterfully exploits insanity and human's difficulties in decision making to deliver a knock-out thriller plot that brilliantly starts, builds, and ends.
It stands tall as one of Hitchcock's best efforts as a director and one of the best films from the 1950's.
April 29, 2018
Hitchcock turns a story that's a little far-fetched into a hugely suspenseful and visual affair with a terrifying character at its centre who goes from seemingly innocuous to psychopathic mastermind in a short period of time, making the life of the stranger he meets on a train a living nightmare. It's a torturous journey for the protagonist, one that will have you on edge and, most of all, vicariously living the feeling of entrapment. It would have been nice to see a little bit more moral ambiguity and temptation, but for the most part, it's great stuff. You probably didn't need another excuse not to talk to strangers on a train, but if you were looking for one, here it is.
April 28, 2018
The master of thrillers and tension himself -- Alfred Hitchcock -- directs this classic Patricia Highsmith tale of darkness, moral ambiguity, and violence. And with a dynamite script, co-penned by pulp lit legend Raymond Chandler, and an endlessly enjoyable co-lead performance by the tragically late Robert Walker, "Strangers On A Train" effortlessly shoots its merry way on up towards the top of my list of Hitchcock favorites. The story dips its toe in the murkiness just enough for you the audience member to still identify with the protagonist (I'm looking at you "A Place In The Sun"), whilst still feeling the heat from the dangerous place he keeps drawing closer towards. The irony and intrigue is played up to tremendously entertaining effect, often resulting in the unmitigated gasp or jaw-drop. And the ending is just the right mix of everything I love in a Hitchcock climax: intense, action-packed, and unnecessarily, yet somehow still necessarily (?) zany and hilarious all at the same time. I'm honestly quite stunned and even offended this isn't regarded as one of his finest works, because I sure feel as though it may well be one of them.
April 27, 2018
Ravishingly brilliant and luringly unheimlich, this ranks among Hitch's finest. A thrilling exploration of doubles, of darkness, of madness and-what else is madness but?-unspeakable passion. The carnivalesque, grotesque plot revolves around (like the merry-go-round at the end) two figures, one disturbingly assertive, the other dangerously passive, whose souls bleed into each other, their psyches feeding off each other. It is impossible to say where one begins and one ends (like Guy's two women: He begins an affair with one before his divorce with the other has been finalized-that other likewise already carrying the child of another: Bodies and selves bleed, though the preferred method here is bloodless strangulation). Bruno and Guy, so different to each other, ultimately need each other like black needs white and dark needs light-a strange and strangling dialectic, indeed.
February 10, 2018
1001 movies to see before you die.
January 14, 2018
Good movie. Want to further analyze later.
January 6, 2018
Wow. We're really getting to the classic style at this point in Hitchcock's career. It seems he had everything figured out by this point.
December 26, 2017


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½ October 23, 2017
Strangers On A Train: Suspencful and a absoulte classic, Alfred Hitchcock creates another suspencful masterpeice.
October 8, 2017
Alligators on A Train.
½ October 1, 2017
Hitchcock's crisscross murder thriller uncovers the depraved workings of a killer's psychosis.
September 29, 2017
While far fetched and not the directors best Strangers in a train a suspenseful masterpiece. That proves once again why Alfred Hitchcock is one of the greatest directors of all time. With masterful entertainment.
½ September 23, 2017
Strangers on a Train has its flaws such as the ending which wasn't my cup of tea, but it surely is one of Hitchcock's better films which features a highly memorable villain and a very authentic and fun premise wonderfully executed. There are a lot of unforgettable moments here and the film succeeds the most in its striking black-and-white cinematography, an amusing sense of humor and a suspenseful atmosphere.
August 28, 2017
Strangers on a Train is Hitchcock doing what Hitchcock does best: using the all of the disparate aspects of film to weave together a provocative, suspenseful story that is also, strangely, darkly comic.
August 28, 2017
Full of the suspense and wit and ordinary folks revealing horrifying impulses we come to expect from Hitchcock.
½ August 20, 2017
Brilliant. If not quintessential Hitchcock, 'Strangers on a train' represents the director at its most sadistic, elaborately diabolic style. Being filled with thrills, suspense and remarkably perverse at a perfectionist, frightening detail, this is an evil film, a model of mise-en-scène, an ideal example of the creation of tension in a motion picture. Definitely ranks among the unmissable works of the master, these significant works that made his career brilliant.
August 13, 2017
Typical Hitchcock thriller about 2 strangers who share their personal problems in life . An unfaithfull wife and a hated father. one persuades the other to murder each others in a proposition. Suspense throughout particularly towards the end.
July 28, 2017
Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train is a gift to the history of cinema. Robert Walker as Bruno Anthony is chilling and his character is thirty years ahead of its time. It is Hitchcock at his best; brilliant sets and suspense so engaging that your eyes are glued to the screen.
July 8, 2017
Don't talk with strangers.
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