Under Capricorn 1949

Critics score:
58 / 100

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Bosley Crowther, New York Times: It seems that neither Miss Bergman nor Mr. Hitchcock has tangled here with stuff of any better than penny-dreadful substance and superfical demands. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Shot in astonishingly elaborate long takes, this is the kind of film that finds the most brilliant poetry in the slightest movement of the camera -- a paradigm of cinematic expression. Read more

Richard Brody, New Yorker: Giddily atypical in its style even as it explores lurid new byways of Hitchcock's familiar obsessions. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: A strangely unexciting but emotionally intriguing Hitchcock costume drama with echoes of Rebecca and Suspicion. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Under Capricorn is overlong and talky, with scant measure of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller tricks. Read more