Marnie
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Condemned as being a "disappointing" and "unworthy" Alfred Hitchcock effort at the time of its release, Marnie has since grown in stature; it is still considered a lesser Hitchcock, but a fascinating one. Tippi Hedren plays Marnie, a compulsive thief who cannot stand to be touched by any man. She also goes bonkers over the sight of the color red. Her new boss, Mark Rutland (Sean Connery) is intrigued by Marnie -- to such an extent that he blackmails her into marriage when he stumbles onto her breaking into his safe. Rutland is in his own way as "sick" as his wife… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

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"Universally despised on its first release, Marnie remains one of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest and darkest achievements."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Considered a misfire at the time, it now looks like late-period Hitchcock at his most Hitchcockian."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"A farsighted yet unassuming thriller with brilliant desires to deconstruct a human mind."
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
"A worthwhile watch for anyone who's ever enjoyed Hitchcock, but by comparison with his better known stuff it's an example style overtaking substance."
‑ , Film4
"Marnie's Mama's house is a masterpiece of repressed emotion, a bland domestic space of seemingly placid creams and yellow, rendered in swirling wallpaper and upholstery patterns."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"Marnie is the character study of a thief and a liar, but what makes her tick remains clouded even after a climax reckoned to be shocking but somewhat missing its point."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"At once a fascinating study of a sexual relationship and the master's most disappointing film in years."
‑ Eugene Archer, New York Times
"professionally crafted film that focuses primarily on character development"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"This remains a compelling Hitchcock thriller but it's Tippi Hedron's remarkable central performance which steals the show."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"...a crazed and lurid character portrait that spends most of its time psychoanalyzing itself."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"It's still thrilling to watch, lush, cool and oddly moving."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Hitchcock was criticised for bring shallow psychology into the film (Hedren's character is afraid of the colour red) but some of their exchanges - the film was based on a novel by Winston Graham - are sharp and droll."
‑ Martin Chilton, Daily Telegraph
"Unfortunately, Marnie was released right after the masterpiece The Birds and comparisons were inevitable, but there's so much to admire about this work, textually, dramatically, visually."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A masterpiece of psychological mystery that encompasses all of the director's obsessions."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A savory failure from the Master."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
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