Wait Until Dark
Wait Until Dark (1967)

Wait Until Dark is an innovative, highly entertaining and suspenseful thriller about a blind housewife, Susy Hendrix (Audrey Hepburn). Independent and resourceful, Susy is learning to cope with her blindness, which resulted from a recent… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 26, 1967
DVD Release Date: August 5, 2003
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It has, in the form of Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin, two of the very best performances in the genre's history.

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Emanuel Levy

Audrey Hepburn received her fifth (and last) Oscar nomination for effectively playing a blind woman in this well-executed thriller based on the Broadway smash hit; equally good are the villains, played by the young Alan Arkin and Richard Crenna.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Superior thriller with one dynamite shock scene.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Nail-biting until the end.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Os furos óbvios do roteiro acabam sendo compensados pela direção tensa de Young, pela eficiente montagem e, principalmente, pelas atuações de todo o elenco (mas Hepburn e Arkin merecem destaque).

Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Wait Until Dark, Frederick Knott's gimmicky stage play about a blind woman terrorized by crooks, was brought to the screen in 1967 and was accompanied by an even more outlandish gimmick.

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Urban Cinefile

This superb drama filled with spell-binding tension has not lost an iota of its considerable impact, even 40 years after it was made. Audrey Hepburn is mesmerising as the blind woman whose quick thinking is more illuminating than the brightest of lights

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Cole Smithey

A classic and unforgettable thriller.

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a perfect example of how mood, atmosphere, music, and direction can overcome plot weaknesses

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
This is such a well-made, exquisitely-directed and nail-biting thriller that we easily overlook how contrived the plot may be, while Audrey Hepburn and Alan… More
Chris Weber
This is a great example of economic filmmaking at some of its best. Based on a play, this is Terence Young's crackling Hitchcockian thriller about a blind… More
Jim Hunter
A group of con artists try to get a doll, laden with drugs, from a blind who unknowingly received it. A wonderful and tense thriller, <i>Wait Until… More
Aj V
Great movie, it's such a unique thriller, and it's got a good cast. I was really amazed with Hepburn's performance in this movie. If you like a… More
Spencer S.
One of the darkest thrillers, and most innovative as well, this film is a classic suspense-thriller, verging into horror, without missing a beat. The aura of… More
Michael Gildea
Audrey Hepburn plays a blind version of her usual lovable self as she's getting bamboozled by a bunch of con men in search of a heroin-filled doll. When… More