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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"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."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Beautifully filmed in a gloomy, atmospheric black-and-white, Gaslight exhibits all the classic visual elements of '40s film noir."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Classic drama-horror with put upon Bergman and suavely evil Boyer."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
"Gaslight ultimately adds up to very little in the psychological mind-**** department."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"It's a bit dated now, but still has much to offer, notably George Cukor's intelligent direction."
‑ Tony Sloman, Radio Times
"Overwrought to contemporary eyes, perhaps, but still troubling and, in its own way, powerful."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Soaked in paranoia, Cukor's superb pyschological thriller is a period film noir, just like Hitchcock's The Lodger and Hanover Square, both set in the Edwardian age."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Although the 1940 edition rushes to tell its story, the 1944 rendition is content to linger over details of Victorian atmosphere, plush set designs, and spooky noises."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Prepare yourselves rather for a lengthy and restless stretch on tenterhooks."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"George Cukor conjures up an oppressive atmosphere... But it's not quite enough to cover up the script's yawning gaps in logic."
‑ , Total Film
"Brilliant classic of mind-game suspense."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A terrific atmospheric thriller."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"a moderately entertaining variation on the old gothic thriller"
‑ Chris Barsanti, Filmcritic.com
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