Lady in the Lake
Lady in the Lake (1947)

Robert Montgomery is the director and star of the film noir mystery Lady in the Lake, adapted for the screen by source novelist Raymond Chandler. Montgomery plays detective Philip Marlowe, a private eye who just wants to publish his own… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: July 18, 2006
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Brenner

completely misinterprets the joys of film noir

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Flawed but brilliant experiment by Montgomery using a subjective camera. Extraordinary musical track, too.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the movie is different, and one can hardly say that Lady in the Lake is anything less than entertaining for most of its running time.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

The subjective camera gimmick wears thin after a while. Montgomery is too light for Marlowe.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Chandler's story, which might be his finest, somehow comes through this gimmicky filmmaking experiment intact enough though much scathed.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

A daring experiment that utterly, utterly failed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Though the fist person point of view may be an annoying gimmick that slows down the plot, it's an interesting excercise with some sequences full of… More
Veronique Kwak
"lady in the lake" is an amateurish noir by robert montgomery's gimmicky experiment of filmmaking with raymond chandler's novel by the same… More
Tim Salmons
This has some great stuff in it, but it's too mediocre to give it really high marks. The POV stuff can be a bit on the boring and uninteresting side,… More
Michael Gildea
I spent the first 45 minutes annoyed by the crabbiness with which Robert Montgomery played Phillip Marlowe, but I eventually warmed up to Lady in the Lake. The… More
jay nixon
Tough little noir. The audience POV is a gimmick but not one that ruins the enjoyment of the film, actually what could have been dispensed with was when… More
Patrick Dolan
A film that's one big gimmick, but fun to sit through once, even if it does take you out of the film. Think Half-Life set in a Film-noir setting, yet… More