Rebecca
Rebecca (1940)

The second Mrs. de Winter is a shy and naive young woman, besotted with charming and urbane Maxim de Winter. They meet and fall in love while vacationing on the Riviera, and after a speedy marriage, return to Maxim's vast English… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 13, 2001
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Consensus: Hitchcock's first American film (and his only Best Picture winner), Rebecca is a masterpiece of haunting atmosphere, Gothic thrills, and gripping suspense.

TIME Magazine

This time Hitchcock does it all his way, does a splendid job and has a splendid cast to do it with.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

Hitchcock shows superb technical control and attends to his trademark motifs, from monstrous mother figures to the fetishisation of clothing.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

Alfred Hitchcock's first Hollywood film is a sumptuous and suspenseful adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's romantic novel.

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Variety Staff
Variety

One of the finest productional efforts of the past year.

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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

An altogether brilliant film, haunting, suspenseful, handsome and handsomely played.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Self-consciously prestigious literary filmmaking... more in line with the producer's career than the director's.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Through its first two-thirds it is as perfect a myth of adolescence as any of the Disney films, documenting the childlike, nameless heroine's initiation into the adult mysteries of sex, death, and identity.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

The result exhibits that the director is capable of a range few would credit him with.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

It's an elegant production, beautifully photographed and designed like a dream house shrouded in mourning, but it also favors the pictorial over the cinematic and surface over subtext.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This was the first film Hitchcock made after moving to the U.S. to further his film career. The subject matter for this assignment is an adaptation of Daphne du… More
Drew Smith
Rebecca is a bizarre movie. I can think of few films from the early 1940s that are as tonally diffuse, playful with genre, and creepingly sinister as… More
Graham Jones
This gothic tale has so many twists and turns, that more than 70 years later, it still has the capability to keep audiences on the edge of their seat.
Spencer S.
Brooding, dark, a veil of discreet secrecy laced into every scene. These are just some of the ways to describe a story as old as time: Two people fall in love,… More
Anthony Lawrie
Rebecca is so many films rolled into one, it's a romance, a thriller, a horror but most importantly, it's a winner. You don't need to take it… More
xGary Xx
A bookish young woman enters a whirlwind romance with a debonair aristocrat but finds herself living in the shadow of his previous wife who died under… More

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