Torn Curtain Reviews

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.
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.
January 30, 2003
Hitchcock misses the mark in this latter-day spy thriller. Not one of his best.
January 1, 2000
In these times, with James Bonds cutting capers and pallid spies coming in out of the cold, Mr. Hitchcock will have to give us something a good bit brighter to keep us amused.