Strange Illusion
Strange Illusion (1945)

In a Hamlet-type plot, a young man is concerned about his widowed mother's plans to remarry, particularly in light of his suspicions about the death of his father. He pretends to an insanity which gets him nowhere but into an insane… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat

Though saddled with the script's fetish for Freud, Ulmer stylizes his thriller without sending it adrift. Like his other great films, Strange Illusion is a shaggy quickie that takes fine shape throughout.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An engrossing premise courtesy of Mr. Shakespeare.

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Fernando F. Croce

Hamlet on Poverty Row

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Strange Illusion marks prolific filmmaker Edgar G. Ulmer's trip into Hitchcock territory, with often underwhelming results.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Visually inventive crime thriller, with many strange sequences.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

A lesser Ulmer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
The opening dream sequence is kind of interesting with overlapping shots. It didn't occur to me until after skimming other reviews here on Flixster that… More