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Whirlpool Reviews

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January 17, 2017
Whirlpool's stand-out scene, in which a somnambulant Gene Tierney incriminates herself ... uses the conventions of horror cinema as much as that of noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
November 16, 2015
Ferrer is wonderfully sleazy as Korvo and makes the perfect foil for Tierney.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 28, 2010
...a sporadically trashy, thoroughly absurd murder mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
March 14, 2010
Very wry, very Viennese satire of psychoanalysis as bourgeois fad
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 8, 2008
Directed with a healthy feel for his twisted characters by Otto Preminger.
Full Review | Original Score: B

November 1, 2007
A daft premise does little to detract from the enjoyment of this tense, well-made murder mystery.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
October 23, 2007
It's a fine example of the way Preminger, on occasion, managed to deflect routine melodrama into something more personal and profound.

TV Guide
October 23, 2007
Gripping throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 23, 2007
Preminger's ambiguous relation to his characters and his sense of moral relativity have seldom been put to such haunting use.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
October 23, 2007
There is no doubt that people will do strange things under hypnotic spell and that the techniques of hypnotism may be villainously employed. But you don't catch this fairly rational corner believing for one minute the hocuspocus that goes on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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