Monsieur Hire
Monsieur Hire (1989)

Lonely and shy bachelor Monsieur Hire (Michel Blanc), suspected in the murder of a girl, secretly watches his young, attractive neighbor Alice (Sandrine Bonnaire) through the window. Once, when lightning flashes during a thunderstorm, she… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 16, 2007
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Brandon Judell
CultureCatch

Helmer Patrice Leconte's early effort is one of his best. (The spilled-tomatoes-on-the-staircase scene between the mismatched admirers is an unforgettable ode to seduction.)

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Michel Blanc is superb as the hapless oddball character.

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Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

Leconte slowly lets the story unfold, building character with each scene, delivering twists and turns of plot that surprise, but are fully motivated and totally believable

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A creepy, riveting psychological thriller about desire, eroticism, and voeurism, beautifully acted by Michel Blanc and Sandrine Bonnaire.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Ethereal and gripping.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A highly skilled, almost perfectly sustained thriller with erotic undertones.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Explores the fine line between small and large deception.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
*The following short comment MAY contain a SPOILER or two. MAY.....* An aging Peeping Tom finally finds a perm victim, but before long he too ends up as one.… More
Daniel Dolgin
Monsieur Hire (played by Michel Blanc) is the protagonist and title of this film. The lonely middle aged bachelor finds a nasty habit in spying on his new… More
Aditya Gokhale
He is a quiet man, Monsieur Hire (Michel Blanc). A balding, middle aged fellow, a misanthrope and a recluse, he doesn't socialize much. None of the… More
Brian R
Masterpiece picture. The character Monsieur Hire who wears a dark suit as if he is going to attend a funeral or maybe Hire is paying homage to Alfred Hitchcock,… More
Mark Abell
A dark suspenseful tale of obsession, deception, and betrayal. Mssr. Hire likes to watch. His neighbor seems not to mind. A match made in heaven? Maybe, maybe… More
Bill Cavros
Hire is a persons who?s good taste intelligence and aspirations in life far outrun his position in life, race and appearance. I was originally confused on the… More