Gaslight
Gaslight (1944)

This film tells the story of a beautiful, innocent woman who marries a charming man. However, the man tries to drive his new wife insane. Boasting a lavish, detailed production that perfectly re-creates the Victorian era, this film is one… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 3, 2004
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

This 1944 film is one of the few psychological thrillers that is genuinely psychological, depending on subtle clues -- a gesture, an intonation -- to thought and character.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Beautifully filmed in a gloomy, atmospheric black-and-white, Gaslight exhibits all the classic visual elements of '40s film noir.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Boyer nearly steals the picture, aided and abetted by the stunning debut of Angela Lansbury as a hardbitten servant -- only 18, she grabbed the role and chewed it to bits.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Patrick Hamilton's London stage melodrama, is given an exciting screen treatment by Arthur Hornblow Jr's excellent production starring Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotten.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

It's a bit dated now, but still has much to offer, notably George Cukor's intelligent direction.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

Overwrought to contemporary eyes, perhaps, but still troubling and, in its own way, powerful.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Prepare yourselves rather for a lengthy and restless stretch on tenterhooks.

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Total Film

George Cukor conjures up an oppressive atmosphere... But it's not quite enough to cover up the script's yawning gaps in logic.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Brilliant classic of mind-game suspense.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Bergman won an Oscar for her role but it was Boyer who should have won one for his meticulous performance as the mysterious husband (he was nominated for it,… More
AJ Verser
Similar to other suspense movies of the forties, but still a pretty powerful story. I really like this movie.
Apeneck Fletcher
Remakes are often (and righteously) seen as the blight of the film industry but that is not the case here in this elegant reworking of a lean and muscular Brit… More
Randy Tippy
A superb psychological thriller about a husband who is slowly driving his wife insane (yeah, that never happens...)
Lewis C.
A very Hitchcockian thriller, if not close to the quality of the best movies by Hitchcock or his imitators. The plot (involving a woman who slowly seems to be… More
Devon Bott
Ingrid Bergman is the victim of Charles Boyer's sadistic mindgames in 1944's "Gaslight", a gothic film noir set in turn-of-the-century… More