North by Northwest 1959

Critics score:
100 / 100

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A.H. Weiler, New York Times: ... a colorful and exciting route for spies, counterspies and lovers. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: A great film, and certainly one of the most entertaining movies ever made, directed by Alfred Hitchcock at his peak. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Of course, the hallmark of North by Northwest is the way in which Hitchcock develops tension. Read more

TIME Magazine: Smoothly troweled and thoroughly entertaining. Read more

Time Out: All in all, an improbable classic. Read more

Dave Calhoun, Time Out: Hitchcock breezes through a tongue-in-cheek, nightmarish plot with a lightness of touch that's equalled by a charming performance from Grant. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: At times it seems Hitchcock is kidding his own penchant for the bizarre, but this sardonic attitude is so deftly handled it only enhances the thrills. Read more

J. Hoberman, Village Voice: Hitchcock's ultimate wrong-man comedy. Read more