Torn Curtain Reviews

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November 5, 2018
Dismissed by many as part of Hitchcock's regrettable declining years, Torn Curtain turns out to be a surprisingly tense and intimate spy thriller.
August 10, 2017
Much of the film is stunning.
July 21, 2012
Hitchcock's 50th feature is one of his weakest, but it's worth seeing for the place it occupies in the master's career, his attempt to come to terms with the new movie market, genres, and tastes.
March 20, 2012
While there are some undeniably tense moments, this is Hitchcock on autopilot, and quite unrewarding.
March 20, 2012
Alfred Hitchcock's 1966 spy thriller has one of the lowest reputations of his late works. Coming after a masterpiece like Marnie, it almost had to be a disappointment. But Hitchcock was incapable of making an uninteresting film.
March 20, 2012
Dull and way too long, Torn Curtain is only memorable for one very shocking and brutal scene.
October 18, 2008
Hitchcock freshens up his bag of tricks in a good potpourri which becomes a bit stale through a noticeable lack of zip and pacing.
May 16, 2008
A strangely muted, dull effort, though still worthy of attention.
January 21, 2008
August 7, 2006
Hitchcock's fiftieth film retains Marnie's super-fake process shots and soundstage sets, but renders them in near-abstract minimalism, creating a world of utter sterility.
February 14, 2006
Torn Curtain is not a total disaster.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
An above-average quota of glaringly shaky process work; but at least one classic sequence of protracted violence in a farmhouse kitchen.
October 28, 2005
Can be viewed as a vastly underrated work.
October 9, 2005
One of Mr. Hitchcock's most underrated efforts.
July 22, 2005
January 2, 2005
October 19, 2004
Taut, violent, but only average Hitch
September 24, 2004
September 5, 2003
August 11, 2003
Second tier Hitch, but watchable.
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