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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Frighteningly authentic, the story generates only a modicum of drama."
‑ A.H. Weiler, New York Times
"Boasting an iconic performance from Henry Fonda in the titular role, this is Hitchcock's most somber film and one of of the bleakest works in film history, which may account for its commercial failure and underappreciated status."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"One of Hitchcock's underrated great films that never got its proper due, put aside by some critics as merely a minor work."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Perhaps the most underrated and least known of Hitchcock's great films."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Hitch plays it straight in compelling drama."
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"It's a banner title in Henry Fonda's acting repertoire, and one that works to illustrate Hitchcock's fractured psychoses."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Essentially a crime noir thriller with a twist, Paul McGuigan's film is showy and sharp, whose witty dialogue is delivered with a shrug"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Fine if lower keyed Hitchcock with Fonda as wrongly accused man whose life is wrecked."
‑ Steve Crum,
"In Hitchcock's litany, it ranks as one of the most forgettable works from his mature era."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Confined spaces highlight Hitchcock's inversion of his usual fugitive-on-the-run films. (From Hitchcock 101)"
‑ Matthew Sorrento, PopMatters
"Em um de seus trabalhos mais subestimados, Hitchcock cria uma atmosfera angustiante e claustrofóbica a partir de incidentes nada espetaculares, sendo auxiliado pela atuação precisa de Fonda."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A standout piece in Hitchcock's oeuvre and a film that richly deserves its place among the filmmaker's greatest works."
‑ Doug Cummings, Filmjourney
"Hitchcock's shadowy mise-en-scène is given a greater sense of veracity through his use of actual NYC locations."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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