Sabotage (1937)

In this film, Oskar Homolka plays a London movie-theatre owner who maintains a secret life as a paid terrorist. Homolka's wife Sylvia Sidney doesn't suspect Homolka of any wrongdoing, but she's picked up enough secondhand… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 11, 1937
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

We won't tell you what happens. That would be to cheat Mr. Hitchcock of his just reward, but it is a warning what you may expect -- which, as is the way of all Hitchcock melodramas, is the unexpected.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Early Hitchcock soundie still stylish, still grabs

Nathanael Hood
The Young Folks

Sabotage is possibly Hitchcock's most viscerally effective pre-Hollywood film. And yet it is not remembered half as warmly as some of his other films from that period.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Perhaps the best of the thrillers Alfred Hitchcock made in Britain before coming to the States.

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Emanuel Levy

One of Hitchcock's best British thrillers, Sabotage contains a controversial sequence set on a bus that even the director was conflicted about.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Hitchcock knows how to combine an espionage plot with humor, and this film can also be very tense (especially in a key scene of a boy carrying a package… More
Pierluigi Puccini
It's a great joy to learn from the old master's fluid and introspective narration, managing nail-biting moments and also concentrating on his… More
Chris Weber
For some reason, this seems to be one early Hitchcock film that is either underrated or overlooked period. That's a real shame in both instances, because… More
Aj V
This is my favourite Hitckcock movie of the thirties, I think. It's the most like his later movies. It's exciting, suspenseful, and realistic, I… More
Jameson Worley
Not one of Hitchcock's best, but still an entertaining and thrilling ride. I recommend this to any Hitchcock fan. It has a lot the same elements that make… More
jay nixon
Mid English period Hitchcock isn't among the master's best but a good tight thriller with many of his later touches evident. He's fortunate here… More