The Wrong Man
The Wrong Man (1957)

Based on the true story of a musician wrongly accused of robbing an insurance company and the grave effect his predicament has on his family.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 7, 2004
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
A.H. Weiler
New York Times

Frighteningly authentic, the story generates only a modicum of drama.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of Hitchcock's underrated great films that never got its proper due, put aside by some critics as merely a minor work.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's a banner title in Henry Fonda's acting repertoire, and one that works to illustrate Hitchcock's fractured psychoses.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Essentially a crime noir thriller with a twist, Paul McGuigan's film is showy and sharp, whose witty dialogue is delivered with a shrug

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Fine if lower keyed Hitchcock with Fonda as wrongly accused man whose life is wrecked.

Matthew Sorrento
PopMatters

Confined spaces highlight Hitchcock's inversion of his usual fugitive-on-the-run films. (From Hitchcock 101)

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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.

Doug Cummings
Filmjourney

A standout piece in Hitchcock's oeuvre and a film that richly deserves its place among the filmmaker's greatest works.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
In this very somber Hitchcock offering Henry Fonda is a everyman musician for an exclusive nightclub accused of a series of petty crimes. The effect on him and… More
familiar stranger
(It) May have been extra-ordinary in its time or/and for Hitchcock fans, but if you ask me.........
Graham Jones
A minor work for Hitchcock during his greatest period is far better than most films made today.
AJ Verser
Yet another brilliant film of Hitchcock's from the fifties, I highly recommend this one.
Anthony Lawrie
I think The Wrong Man is overlooked among Hitchcock's great films. First of all, Fonda's performance is brilliant, in that it is perfectly subtle with… More
Michael Gildea
At the beginning of The Wrong Man, Alfred Hitchcock informs (more like warns) his audience this movie is a departure from his other movies. What follows is a… More