Dressed to Kill
Dressed to Kill (1980)

One of Brian De Palma's most divisive films, Dressed to Kill is a spine-chilling Alfred Hitchcock update for the late 1970s. Sexually frustrated wife and mother Kate Miller (Angie Dickinson) visits her New York psychiatrist, Dr. Elliott… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 28, 2001
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75%



Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Originality has never been a high value in the genre-bound aesthetic of filmmaking, but De Palma cheapens what he steals.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

DePalma is not yet an artist of Hitchcock's stature, but he does earn the right to a comparison.

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Film4

This film should be celebrated as one of those purely cinematic experiences, which these days are all too few and far between.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Despite some major structural weaknesses, the cannily manipulated combination of mystery, gore and kinky sex adds up to a slick commercial package.

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Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

Eerily transcendent, Dressed to Kill is a layered machine of on-target character work and the sort of tension that only the best of the best filmmakers can ratchet.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

All dressed up with no script to go, but a feverish nerve jangler nonetheless.

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Time Out

Ultimately, the film amounts to little more than a consummate study of suspense technique, all dressed up with nowhere to go.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

De Palma at his best.

Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Inflates paperback pulp psychology into something like a plot, all the better to demonstrate that filmmaking is an inherently visual storytelling.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Well executed thriller with horror and drama elements, Dressed to Kill is an engaging film with a good cast of actors and well thought out characters. I felt… More
Nicki Marie
Didn't mind this, but something about it didn't quite sit right with me. Perhaps I am overanalysing it, but I really got the feeling that the… More
Cory Taylor
For a director regarded as highbrow and artfully mainstream, Brian DePalma can certainly tap into the sleazy turpitude of human nature. The grabber is Angie… More
Melvin White
Bobbi: Don't make me be a bad girl again!† "The Latest Fashion in Murder" Dressed To Kill is a suspenseful, captivating and interesting… More
Chris Weber
This steamy erotic thriller represent Brian De Palma's lurid homage to Hitchcock's Psycho...and it's quite a film! Psychologist Dr. Robert… More
AJ Verser
A great cast, a scary story, and it's such a good homage to Hitchcock too. I'm glad I finally watched this movie all the way through. It is a bit… More