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October 18, 2016
this movie is pretty good for a movie made in 60's but it still doesn't age too well. audrey hep over acts a lot.
October 18, 2016
Alan Arkin steals the show in this tense, tightly wound thriller.
½ September 10, 2016
Overall I liked it. Halfway through you think to yourself "this could be a stage play" and sure enough it was originally. Thankfully it's not too horror film-ish for my taste.
September 9, 2016
A fabulous thriller, played out, mostly, in one location. It was adapted from a play, and you can tell. Hepburn is great, making sure her role as a blind woman is completely believable. (Watch the small moments!). Crenna is great, too. But the most fun is watching Alan Arkin play a few different roles. So much fun, and very thrilling at times.
June 29, 2016
A great suspense filled film. Rather unbelievable at first, but then it gets good.
June 21, 2016
Excellent suspense thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat! Audrey Hepburn is beautiful, classy and a great heroine that really made me care for her character. There were some good surprises that made me jump. Great movie!
May 22, 2016
Quite a good thriller with the setting in just one small home most of the time throughout the movie. Efrem Zimbalist Jr. is a photographer who took a doll from a woman at the airport which contain drugs. The woman is afraid and did so. Efrem bring it home. Audrey Hepburn is his recently blind wife. The upstairs neighbor Julie Herrod is a girl who likes to find her. Richard Crenna and Jack Weston first broke into the home to find it but Alan Arkin the smart one end up control them and make them work together with him. So they start to pretend and pose as friends, police officers, other people to gain trust of Audrey when Efrem is out of town. Richard is getting impatient when the doll can't be found. Julie took the doll and return it and Audrey call Richard. She ask Julie to look out for police car but there isn't any like Richard said. Audrey get Julie to see the phone booth and give a 2 ring call to her whenever there's people going in. Now she knows after calling Richard, the signal arrive. She know she can't trust Richard and any of those characters. Julie manage to walk away to find help. Audrey break all the lights and pour acid in a pot. Alan killed the 2 men and decide to confront Audrey. He pour gas around waiting to set fire. Audrey seize a chance to splash the acid onto him and break the last light. She make him tap the cane and she go for the chained door. But Alan open the fridge to light up the house. She take the doll out of the garbage and keep a knife. She stab at him and Alan in his weak state try to kill her too. Audrey can't close the fridge and take out the switch. Efrem, Julie and 2 cops arrive and save Audrey with all the baddies dead.
½ April 25, 2016
A tense thriller with outstanding acting from Audrey Hepburn. It's a classic well worth seeing. (First and only viewing - 12/23/2010)
February 3, 2016
Alan Arkin at his best with Audrey Hepburn, the chemistry is electrifying between the two thespians.
½ November 21, 2015
Tight horror thriller based on a play with Alan Arkin mesmerising in a rare villainous role.
½ November 14, 2015
Way better than the so-called Hitchcockian classics. What Hepburn experienced here could mean to be a real hopeless and dreadful thriller. The tensions and fear are not exogenously imposed, but catalyzed from within. It could never have been that involving without the perfect score, as well as the great performance from the cast, especially Hepburn and the gruesome Alan Arkin.
½ October 16, 2015
Audrey Hepburn was awarded her fifth Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Suzy Hendrix, a recently blinded NYC housewife whose husband is determined to make ‚??the world‚??s champion blind lady‚?? out of her. It doesn‚??t take long for Suzy to get herself in trouble when a group of con men grease their way into her apartment in an elaborate plot to locate a doll stuffed with small bags of heroin. Two are merely petty thieves, but their employer Harry Roat (Alan Arkin) is a sinister monster.
September 28, 2015
Hepburn, Arkin e Crenna. N„o tinha como dar errado.
½ September 28, 2015
I hadn't watched this since I was a little kid, so I didn't remember much about it, except it's a suspense classic. You have to suspend a lot of disbelief, and I was willing to go with it, until Audrey Hepburn SENDS THE LITTLE NEIGHBOR GIRL ALONE IN A CAB TO THE PORT AUTHORITY--AT NIGHT!!--TO WAIT FOR HER HUSBAND TO GET OFF WHATEVER RANDOM BUS HE MAY GET OFF OF. Who does that? To hell with her, I with Alan Arkin killed her after that.
August 30, 2015
Ah, to be a horror lover in the 60's. From Hitchcock buying every copy he could of the novel Psycho to hide the twist, to Wait Until Dark lowering the theater lighting to the legal limit, to William Castle literally electrifying certain members of the audience in The Tingler, it truly was the genre's golden age. Bond director Terrance Young's adaptation of Frederick Knott's play about three men who terrorize a blind woman who may or may not have a doll stuffed with cocaine (not a euphemism) had only one noteworthy change from stage-to-screen. He set it in a basement. Add Alan Arkin in a role that brilliantly blends evil and camp, the gall to put Audrey Hepburn in distress, turned the lights down so low you can barely see what's happening, up the claustrophobia factor to an 11, and you have tension so unnerving you can scarcely breathe. Think it sounds more like suspense than horror? The most famous jump-scare in cinema history would beg to differ.
August 24, 2015
An amazing achievement in horror cinema. Nearly 50 years old and just as thrilling and shocking as it was back then. The acting is great, writing is excellent and it grips you from the first second til the end credits. Which even the credits are awesome.
Its creative as hell, has a claustrophobic setting and is very exciting.
Like something out of Hitchcock.... definitely check this one out (if you can find it) *Plz Criterion we need a blu ray release
½ August 17, 2015
Top notch suspense thriller. WARNING: No one will be seated during the final 8 minutes.
August 14, 2015
Audrey & Ephraim with an Allstar cast do a great job on this suspense movie.
½ June 12, 2015
One of the greatest thrillers of all time.
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