Marnie (1964)

One year after she appeared as Melanie Daniels in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller, The Birds, actress Tippi Hedren took on another Hitchcock role in this unusual psychological drama. Marnie Edgars (Hedren) is a scheming young woman who… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 30, 2000
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Universally despised on its first release, Marnie remains one of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest and darkest achievements.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

Considered a misfire at the time, it now looks like late-period Hitchcock at his most Hitchcockian.

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David Keyes

A farsighted yet unassuming thriller with brilliant desires to deconstruct a human mind.

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Variety Staff

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.

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Eugene Archer
New York Times

At once a fascinating study of a sexual relationship and the master's most disappointing film in years.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

professionally crafted film that focuses primarily on character development

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It's still thrilling to watch, lush, cool and oddly moving.

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Martin Chilton
Daily Telegraph

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.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
One of Hitchcock's later films, this has the beginnings of the psychologically disturbed young woman genre, surrounding one woman tormented by something… More
Chris Weber
Hitchcock started to go downhill with this one, it's true, but, even though this film is a bit of a mess, it's not a complete and total loss.… More
Cynthia S.
This movie is decent. I definitely wouldn't consider it one of Hitchcocks best films....
Graham Jones
In my opinion a step up from The Birds, this film suffers from another poor performance from Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery doesn't really fit into the… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Hitch considers warped feminine mystique while entertaining his own warped sensibilities (naturally, and why not? ... his are okay, yah?) in this never boring… More
Anthony Lawrie
Marnie is a little disappointing compared to Hitchcock's previous films. It's an interesting study in psychology, Tippi Hedren plays the lead role… More