Deathtrap (1982)

Playwright Sidney Bruhl (Michael Caine) is having a tough time coming up with a successful work, but then an admiring young fan (Christopher Reeve) sends him a masterpiece. With the help of his wife (Dyan Cannon), Sidney plans to kill the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 19, 1982
DVD Release Date: July 27, 1999
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

It would be criminal to reveal how the plot unfolds, other than to say it's impressive dramatic origami, manipulated deftly by an ideal cast and one of Hollywood's all-time top directors. [Blu-ray]

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Deathtrap is a literate, swiftly paced and engrossing screen adaptation of Ira Levin's Broadway smash.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Apesar do desfecho decepcionante, sobrevive graças às boas reviravoltas, à direção intrigante de Lumet e às formidáveis atuações de Caine e Reeve.

Scott Weinberg

Offbeat parlor mystery that still holds up pretty well.

Sarah Chauncey

Witty thriller, particularly of interest to writers

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

What eventually shines through, is how clever and manipulative the script is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Whoever stars in this banana peel of a whodunnit is only second banana to this script-about-a-script opus, meant to jerk you about like an amusement park ride.… More
Film Crazy
I dont know whether this was good or not it was differnatly different in the way it was written and executed but it was weird and with some jumpy bits so maybe… More
Aj V
A good thriller, Caine is great in these kinds of movies. I wouldn't have thought of casting Reeve, though, but he's not bad, and played his… More
Pierluigi Puccini
This time Michael Caine is the old wisecracker mystery writer. him and Christopher Reeve are very good in their parts. The charm, good humour, amount of red… More
A.D. Villarreal
Not as great as I remembered it but I think that's due to the fact this is about crazy plot twists that came back to me while watching it. Still its a well… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Christopher Reeve, Michael Kaine and Dyann Cannon embrace at an isolated country house, for some writing, acting and murder. The plot twists and turns several… More