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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, the film centers on Laura and John Baxter (Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie), who have recently relocated to Venice so that John can oversee the architectural restoration of an old church. Both hope that the change of environment will allow them to forget the recent tragic demise of their child, but they instead find themselves surrounded by reminders of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"This British-Italian suspenser, in which the horror gets to one almost subliminally, as in Rosemary's Baby, is superior stuff."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Superbly acted, stunningly photographed, and edited with a rhythmic pungency that makes it irresistibly watchable even when the plot turns dark and scary."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"This is director Nicolas Roeg's masterpiece -- the fear-drenched mood of alienation is sustained right up until the unforgettable climax."
‑ Tom Hutchinson, Radio Times
"Roeg's purposely disjointed vision keeps you in near-constant dread."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Don't Look Now uses the occult and the inexplicable as Henry James did: to penetrate the subconscious, to materialize phantoms from the psyche."
‑ Jay Cocks, TIME Magazine
"That dwarf in a red raincoat will fry your nerves."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"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."
‑ John Bleasdale, Electric Sheep
"it was maverick British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg's destiny to transform du Maurier's strange psychological thriller into an emphatically mysterious tale of second sight and looming death in 1973."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Like some manic slasher on the loose, Nic Roeg cuts compulsively, severing the natural arteries between cause and effect to expose a more irrational kind of narrative continuum...a true classic, worth looking at not just now but long into the future."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"A frightening and consistently inventive horror story."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"A superbly chilling essay in the supernatural."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"It's a ghost story; it's a meditation on time, memory and the poignancy of married love. And it's a masterpiece."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
"One of the most dynamic and radical British films ever made."
‑ , Total Film
"Arguably the subtlest giallo ever made, it's a film to heighten the senses"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
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