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A.k.a.
The Wages of Fear
Year
1953
Runtime
131 min.
Director
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Genres
Drama, Adventure, Thriller
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
36,662
Checks
6,340
Favs
1,061
Dislikes
41
Favs/checks
16.7% (1:6)
Favs/dislikes
26:1
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  1. caley's avatar

    caley

    How was the first 45 minutes unnecessary? It sets up the entire film by giving you a look at the various characters and then turns it on its head by having the toughest amongst them being the first to lose his courage.

    Great film, amazing suspense and perfect performances.
    5 years 10 months ago
  2. Forrester's avatar

    Forrester

    One of the best thrillers I've ever seen. The first 45 minutes are a bit slow, but it's meant as an introduction of the characters. After that the film kicks off and the suspense builds up continuously. There were moments in this film that had me gasping for air, it was that tense. The acting is very good and you can really feel the fear of the characters. This is definitely 'the best movie Hitchcock never made'. 5 years 3 months ago
  3. tomsalad's avatar

    tomsalad

    Wow, what a submersive film, almost as if we were actually along for the ride with the characters. My heart was literally pounding during some scenes. 6 years 10 months ago
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