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acoltismypassport

That Gloria kid was such a fucking twat.
3 years 10 months ago
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Swift Variation

Tense, well done, Hitchcockian thriller, until you realize two things...

1. Hepburn's character has no reason not to just give the doll up.
2. The bad guys go through a overly convoluted scheme to get the doll, when they really just could've broken in, held her captive and ransacked the place. She obviously couldn't identify them to the police afterwards.

Also, I'm surprised at the comments here praising Hepburn's acting. I thought she was terribly overwrought. GASOLINE!!

Still, despite my negative post, I actually really enjoyed the film.
4 years 8 months ago
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ChrisReynolds

Great performance from Hepburn, but the whole enterprise is let down by a silly screenplay, where the plot requires the villains to enact an overly complex, frustrating, and ultimately self-defeating scheme.
5 years 7 months ago
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Rodney Dangerfield

Majority of the film is a mystery/thriller, the final 20 minutes have some great moments of horror. Very good.
6 years ago
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sapta

@Cameron, the first point I agree.spoiler
4 years 5 months ago
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lachyas

This has to be the most contrived screenplay of all time. I mean I have a really strong suspension of disbelief when watching films, but even for me it was a massive challenge at times to not just laugh at the absurdity of the premise and the elaborate and entirely unnecessary scheme that the villains concocted. It's a real shame as well, because the execution is damn near faultless, with great performances from Hepburn and Arkin and a truly thrilling and inspired finale.
4 years 7 months ago
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Torgo

Best Hitchcock thriller he never made.
5 years 5 months ago
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Siskoid

Based on a play, Wait Until Dark is a tight little thriller in which three men (Richard Crenna, Jack Weston and a creepy Alan Arkin) run a complicated con on a blind woman played by Audrey Hepburn to recover a doll full of heroin passed to her husband at the airport. If it really is in her apartment. As a lover of con jobs, this was a lot of fun, though it's Hepburn who elevates the material beyond the level of crazy crime caper. Her character is such a pleasantly-spirited lady that you want for her to succeed (or else you'd be screaming at the screen to have her just give them the doll already), not just in figuring out the plot, but getting these guys the comeuppance they deserve. Her blindness and the way she uses her other senses and situational awareness to confound the criminals' expectations is part of the fun, as is the film's sense of clarity when it comes to its limited set's geography. That apartment is a complete world. Filed under "Audrey Hepburn can do no wrong".
1 month ago
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ohsoglamorous

I felt bad for Audrey's character the whole movie.Great acting!
5 years 4 months ago
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roxannepena

Brilliant acting by Ms. Hepburn.
6 years 5 months ago
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devilsadvocado

I've included this one in my list of best films from the New Hollywood era.

New Hollywood - The American New Wave
6 years 7 months ago
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SlappyVega

Greatest. Villain. Ever. Alan Arkin is brilliant!
3 years 6 months ago
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jktomas

Very good thriller. Hepburn is fantastic, the rest of cast is fine as well.
5 years 11 months ago
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Myke

Why isn't this on more lists?
3 years 4 months ago
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