Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train is a 1951 Hitchcock film based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. The movie stars Farley Granger, Robert Walker and Leo G. Carroll.


Roger Ebert includes this film on his list of "great movies" and says, "its appeal is probably the linking of an ingenious plot with insinuating creepiness." BBC calls it "one of Hitchcock's most efficient and ruthlessly delicious thrillers." Variety says it's "a gripping, palm-sweating piece of suspense." The New York Times has a negative review. DVDTalk's review is positive. Slant Magazine opens its review by describing the movie as "undoubtedly effective as a classic Hitchcock thriller" but "also nothing more complicated than one elongated gay cruise joke-cum-horror story."

6/10/2009: Film Fanatic considers the opinion expressed in Danny Peary’s Guide for the Film Fanatic.

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