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Jamaica Inn 1939

Critics score:
55 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Frank S. Nugent, New York Times: Having set his own standards, Alfred Hitchcock must be judged by them; and, by them, his Jamaica Inn is merely journeyman melodrama. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: By common consent, one of Alfred Hitchcock's poorest and least personal works, though it has some compensations. Read more

Geoff Brown, Time Out: The result is weird, but not wonderful. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Superb direction, excellent casting, expressive playing and fine production offset an uneven screenplay to make Jamaica Inn a gripping version of the Daphne du Maurier novel. Read more

Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice: Laughton is compelling from the first instant: His Pengallan is at least five of the seven deadly sins rolled into one, a cheerfully loathsome creature with wide-set eyebrows and a multitude of chins ... Read more