We Were Strangers Reviews

July 25, 2019
Tense and intelligent.
August 18, 2015
Even though it dissipates its serious political theme with too much mechanical detail, the film is still tense and atmospheric.
Top Critic
August 18, 2015
Never for a moment a dull movie, Strangers is often too facile or too far away from strict artistic honesty. Coming from the man who made Treasure of the Sierra Madre, it is a disappointment.
August 18, 2015
Huston's follow-up to The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Key Largo doesn't rank with either of those classics but is certainly entertaining in its own right.
March 4, 2013
October 21, 2010
The stark claustrophobia of the compositions is continuously goosed by urgent surrealism
July 6, 2010
In We Were Strangers, John Huston has come up with a finished job of directing that edges close to his best films.
March 4, 2008
Grim historical thriller.
March 25, 2006
This very concentration upon detail and upon the concrete mechanics of the plan has thrown the whole drama into the character of a passionless action film.
April 23, 2005
An exciting melodrama -- well acted, with the background reality lost in history.
February 26, 2005
...engaging...