Night Train to Munich (Gestapo)
Night Train to Munich (Gestapo) (1940)

Based on the book Report on a Fugitive by Gordon Wellesley, this is an espionage film that has been stated by critics to possibly be among the top ten spy movies ever made. Replete with intrigue and suspense, the movie has all of the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 31, 1940
DVD Release Date: June 29, 2010
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Yarn is not only told without a single letdown, but it actually continues to pile up suspense to a nerve-clutching pitch.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Double-crosses and disguises, captures and escapes make up the momentum of Reed's nicely pacy adventure. [Criterion Blu-ray]

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

What is does offer is a mix of wit and wiles, a genuinely startling sequence in a concentration camp... and sprightly performance by Rex Harrison...

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The cast and script are fine, but Reed fatally lacks Hitchcock's light, witty touch and his effortless ability to create suspense out of ordinary circumstances.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

It's fast, furious and funny but, even with that master of atmosphere Carol Reed as director, it could have done with a couple of fresh tricks to keep us guessing.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

testament to the skillful manner in which British filmmakers were able to produce entertaining yarns during increasingly dark times

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Often described as a film made in the style of Alfred Hitchcock, Carol Reed's WWII-set Night Train to Munich certainly shares common ground with the Master of Suspense's 1938 gem The Lady Vanishes.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Takes awhile to catch fire. It's always engaging, though, and builds by stages to a riveting climax at the Swiss border that would have done the Master of Suspense proud.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

A cracking good story with no pretenses at anything other than pure entertainment and some mild rabble-rousing about the Nazi menace.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
A bit methodical in its presentation but still a classic rendering of intrigue and high drama. Rex Harrison and Paul Henreid are superb!
Stella Dallas
this is a spin-off of the lady vanishes by the same writers and even includes the humorous english travelers chalders and caldicott, as well as leading lady… More
Michael Gildea
Night Train to Munich has its moments but its generally pretty dull. Margaret Lockwood helped keep me interested but outside of the nifty miniature-based… More
Nicki Marie
Decent older film. Wasn't quite my type of thing, but really couldn't find fault with it. May be a little dated for some tastes, it was for me, though… More
Ken Stachnik
A lot of fun, but not quite as good as Lady Vanishes. Chalders and Caldicott are AWESOME!
Alec Barniskis
Sure its basically a propaganda film, but a thrilling and entertaining one. Rex Harrison's stoic, witty secret agent is a great character.