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elizabethyates

I was very impressed with this film, especially the fact that the entire film besides one scene takes place in the same room. The camera angles were spectacular and the story line was very well thought out and interesting. Another great from Hitchcock!

9/10
5 years 5 months ago
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devilsadvocado

Another great Hitchcock film with a comically awful closing scene/shot.
6 years 1 month ago
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Peeorpoo

Very engaging and suspenseful movie with great performances by the lead actors.

9/10
4 years 11 months ago
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Virtual Virago

There's something delightfully perverse about this one - Hitchcock makes an adulterous couple sympathetic, while Ray Milland just oozes sociopathic charm as the murderous husband. Grace Kelly is so gorgeous that I don't even mind that her character is more or less catatonic throughout the second half of the picture.
6 years 9 months ago
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Joker of Gotham

Better that Vertigo.
4/5
4 years 5 months ago
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TheMajor

This movie in particular sparked my interest in classic movies. One of the best movies ever.
6 years 2 months ago
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deb_

One of the very best (right there with Psycho & Vertigo) from Alfred Hitchcock. Superb acting/dialogue, witty plot & great climax.
-9/10
2 years 11 months ago
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Pallium Invisibilitatem

Once again a brilliant masterpiece from Hitchcock....
5 years 7 months ago
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OrjanB

Mid-tier Hitchcock, but still a great thriller. 7/10.
6 years 2 months ago
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Forrester

Dial M For Murder mostly takes place in one room and is full of dialog, yet the movie is very suspenseful and has some gripping moments. The acting is good and the story is well developed. One of the best movies ever.
7 years 3 months ago
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Siskoid

Watching Dial M for Murder, I thought we were in trouble early on. The 3D trend was pushed on Hitchcock at the time, which makes parts of this thriller rather ugly, blueish glows around things meant to pop out. But once the obligatory tricks of the opening sequence are done, Hitch dials (ha!) it way down and stop being distracting. In this cinematic page turner, a man plans the perfect murder, then spends a lot of time improvising around his mistakes while a smart and well-meaning copper hounds him. This is a Columbo episode before Columbo was invented. Through and through. A major inspiration to be sure, and mystery fans should see it just on that basis. Thankfully, it's also a well thought-out thriller set in a single room (it has its origins in the theater), a procedural from the killer's point of view. Shame about the technical imperfections, but they're no deal breaker.
4 months ago
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Earring72

Terrific classic Hitchcock!!!
1 year 11 months ago
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DisneyStitch

Love it when Hitchcock's style oozes into every part of a movie. Ray Milland is nearly unrecognizable as the suave English husband with murder in his heart plus Grace Kelly is a welcome addition to any movie really. Notice how well Hitchcock uses the set and camera angle to great effect. Especially noticeable when Milland describes the layout of the murder and Hitch films it all from above as if you were looking down at a crime scene diagram on a piece of paper. Brilliantly filmed and brilliantly directed.
2 years 4 months ago
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SabrinaN

Wonderfully done- a clever film and utterly satisfying.
2 years 5 months ago
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mrm2541

Perhaps the best work of Hitchcock I have ever seen. I'm not a Hitchcock fan, but great job!!
3 years 6 months ago

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