Don't Look Now
Don't Look Now (1973)

A married couple is haunted by a series of mysterious occurrences after the death of their young daughter in this enigmatic chiller. Based on a story by Daphne du Maurier, whose works inspired Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca and The Birds,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Don't Look Now patiently builds suspense with haunting imagery and a chilling score -- causing viewers to feel Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie's grief deep within.

James Berardinelli

[Don't Look Now] takes the viewer on a winding, unpredictable trip that starts as a meditation on grief and ends as a supernatural thriller.

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Variety Staff

This British-Italian suspenser, in which the horror gets to one almost subliminally, as in Rosemary's Baby, is superior stuff.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Superbly acted, stunningly photographed, and edited with a rhythmic pungency that makes it irresistibly watchable even when the plot turns dark and scary.

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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine

Don't Look Now uses the occult and the inexplicable as Henry James did: to penetrate the subconscious, to materialize phantoms from the psyche.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

That dwarf in a red raincoat will fry your nerves.

John Bleasdale
Electric Sheep

It is a messy examination of entropy: things fall and fall apart and we try to restore what can't be repaired and recover what has already been irretrievably lost.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A frightening and consistently inventive horror story.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

A superbly chilling essay in the supernatural.

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Peter Bradshaw

It's a ghost story; it's a meditation on time, memory and the poignancy of married love. And it's a masterpiece.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A markedly ominous and labyrinthine story about grief and acceptance, building up around symbols, presages and a constant sense of danger with a fabulous… More
Graham Jones
Roeg makes Venice's waterways and scenery truly freaky in this classic.
Spencer S.
A chilling thriller that parallels climactic highs with psychedelic horror, this film uses its understated source material to drive the tension forward… More
David Ladd
In England, John (Donald Sutherland) and Laura Baxter (Julie Christie) lose their beloved daughter. Christine (Sharon Williams) drowned in a lake at their home.… More
Jim Hunter
A married couple mourning their child go to Venice where they meet a pair of creepy old ladies who claim to speak for their dead daughter. A thoroughly… More
Cassandra Maples
Don't Look Now comes in for undeserved criticism from people who think that horror movies should be gore-fests. Anyone who truly appreciates the art of… More