Torn Curtain Reviews

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.
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.
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.
May 8, 2003
July 26, 2002
March 27, 2001
Torn Curtain begins as a promising political thriller, but winds up as a slightly disappointing effort, a minor chord in the master's cinematic concerto.