The Guardian says, "Hitchcock delights in toying with his audience, repelling and luring his viewers into the scene of a crime – and nowhere more audaciously than in Rope". The NYT has two reviews: one from the time of its release and another from 1984.
Slant Magazine gives it 3.5 out of 4 stars. Roger Ebert says, "“Rope” remains one of the most interesting experiments ever attempted by a major director working with big box-office names, and it’s worth seeing". Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 97%.