Rebecca 1940

Critics score:
100 / 100

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Frank S. Nugent, New York Times: An altogether brilliant film, haunting, suspenseful, handsome and handsomely played. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Through its first two-thirds it is as perfect a myth of adolescence as any of the Disney films, documenting the childlike, nameless heroine's initiation into the adult mysteries of sex, death, and identity. Read more

Kate Cameron, New York Daily News: It is the finest job of direction accomplished by a master director and may justly be called Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: The result exhibits that the director is capable of a range few would credit him with. Read more

TIME Magazine: This time Hitchcock does it all his way, does a splendid job and has a splendid cast to do it with. Read more

Ben Walters, Time Out: Hitchcock shows superb technical control and attends to his trademark motifs, from monstrous mother figures to the fetishisation of clothing. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: One of the finest productional efforts of the past year. Read more