Monsieur Hire
Monsieur Hire (1989)

Monsieur Hire (Michel Blanc) is an ageing, truculent loner who indulges in peeping-tomism. Hire worships a beautiful neighbor (Sandrine Bonnaire) from afar. He is vaguely aware that the girl is involved in a recent murder, but this is only… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 24, 1989
DVD Release Date: October 16, 2007
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Brandon Judell

Helmer Patrice Leconte's early effort is one of his best. (The spilled-tomatoes-on-the-staircase scene between the mismatched admirers is an unforgettable ode to seduction.)

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Michel Blanc is superb as the hapless oddball character.

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Arthur Lazere

Leconte slowly lets the story unfold, building character with each scene, delivering twists and turns of plot that surprise, but are fully motivated and totally believable

Emanuel Levy

A creepy, riveting psychological thriller about desire, eroticism, and voeurism, beautifully acted by Michel Blanc and Sandrine Bonnaire.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Ethereal and gripping.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A highly skilled, almost perfectly sustained thriller with erotic undertones.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Explores the fine line between small and large deception.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
*The following short comment MAY contain a SPOILER or two. MAY.....* An aging Peeping Tom finally finds a perm victim, but before long he too ends up as one.… More
Brian R
Masterpiece picture. The character Monsieur Hire who wears a dark suit as if he is going to attend a funeral or maybe Hire is paying homage to Alfred Hitchcock,… More
Mark Abell
A dark suspenseful tale of obsession, deception, and betrayal. Mssr. Hire likes to watch. His neighbor seems not to mind. A match made in heaven? Maybe, maybe… More
Bill Cavros
Hire is a persons who?s good taste intelligence and aspirations in life far outrun his position in life, race and appearance. I was originally confused on the… More
Daniel Dolgin
Monsieur Hire (played by Michel Blanc) is the protagonist and title of this film. The lonely middle aged bachelor finds a nasty habit in spying on his new… More
alan jay
Slow, slow, slow..did I mention slow? A simple story about a small, unlikeable man and the conniving woman he adores. The plot and pacing moves at such a slow… More