Niagara (1953)

Belated honeymooners Polly (Jean Peters) and Ray Cutler (Casey Adams) arrive at their Niagara Falls cottage only to find that Rose (Marilyn Monroe) and George Loomis (Joseph Cotten) have not yet checked out. Though the Cutlers temporarily… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 21, 1953
DVD Release Date: May 14, 2002
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Wonderful location photography and color in this well-done thriller.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's considered a lesser Monroe, but I like it.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

One of Marilyn's best, a tawdry Fox melodrama.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

The Falls themselves are an ever-present backdrop, and as memorable (and integral to the plotting) as Mount Rushmore was in "North by Northwest."

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Watchable, but otherwise unremarkable.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Apesar das boas atuações de Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters e da presença marcante de Marilyn Monroe, o filme naufraga graças a um roteiro medíocre e à direção burocrática de Hathaway.

Emanuel Levy

This film noir in color benefits from Hathaway's taut direction, strong performances of Monroe as the adulterous wife and Cotten as the jealous hubby, and location shooting.

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Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

So Marilyn can act. Who knew?

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

The parts without [Monroe's] luminous presence onscreen are noticeably less interesting than those parts where she was involved.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Some dirt and double dealings at one of Nature's most celebrated outdoor showers. Done in that hyper-pristine Hollywood Technicolor that was the style, Joe… More
Lewis C.
"Too bad. They can't play it for you now, Rose." Niagra failed to get me very interested from the very start, so you might as well know now that… More
Bruce Bruce
The look and atmosphere in this film is so vivid that even viewed on TV it makes you feel as if you have been to Niagara Falls sometime in the early 1950s. The… More
Spencer S.
The seductive and transparent Marilyn Monroe stumbles upon a role with a long shelf life, as the manipulative and vain Mrs. Loomis. Her husband, crazed, or long… More
Randy Tippy
Marilyn Monroe is the luscious femme fatale in this film noir travelogue shot on the US/Canadian border. Mother Nature provides the breathtaking backdrop for… More
Aj V
A good thriller with Monroe, taking place around Niagara falls. Good story, I liked it.