The Beast With Five Fingers Reviews

October 18, 2016
This is one of those semi-classic horror films which contains unforgettably creepy sequences and one or two great performances along with a great deal of fudged plotting.
October 18, 2016
Lorre literally steals the show with a masterfully bravura performance in a superior slice of psychological horror.
October 18, 2016
A taut, genuinely scary psychodrama which gave vent to Lorre's weird mannerisms and produced some marvelous special effects created by director Florey.
June 8, 2015
Given the tenuous state of horror in 1946, it acquits itself beautifully.
January 6, 2014
As it torments Lorre, the hand becomes a manifestation of the metaphorical notion of a hand tugging us toward our destiny or reaching from the past to punish us; an alternate, utterly appropriate title might be 'The Hand of Fate.'
April 7, 2010
This is fairly spooky despite its silly story and modest budget
March 26, 2009
It gives more credit for intelligence than the average thriller.
September 4, 2008
Peter Lorre is so good.
February 21, 2008
Peter Lorre in one of his best, and one of director Robert Florey's visual and psychological best.
March 25, 2006
Since it is not cricket to divulge too many details, suffice it to say that Curt Siodmak's script explains the macabre goings-on psychologically and otherwise.
January 26, 2006
The animated hand, creepy piano music, and Lorre's eye-popping performance are all memorable.
October 14, 2005
August 20, 2005
January 24, 2005
Wastes a captivating original premise and some fine performances with a stiff script and a cop-out ending.
November 23, 2004
August 29, 2003
May 24, 2003
Above average special effects together with Lorre's creepy performance make The Beast with Five Fingers well worth watching.
November 7, 2002
Really creepy showcase for Lorre with a botched ending.