Rear Window

1954 • 112 minutes
4.7
635 reviews
98%
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None of Hitchcock's films has ever given a clearer view of his genius for suspense than Rear Window. When professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors play out across the courtyard. When he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his glamorous socialite girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events... Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in all of film history.
4.7
635 reviews
Jahzeel
March 9, 2021
This is a great Hitchcock film to watch and observe. What makes this arguably one of his greatest films is the simplicity of it all yet never letting the suspicion die down. Being show all in one setting may make it hard for someone to watch especially nowadays with so much constant action and scenery but what makes this movie special is that it invites you to observe and get close with the character portrayed. Beautiful imagery and strong plot, every shot is like a portrait which Hitchcock always delivers with his direction. I recommend this to anyone especially those who love watching movies.
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Russell Rogers
August 18, 2019
First of all, Grace Kelly steals all the scenes she's in, and despite the set looking like it's on a film stage the actors give enough of a convincing performance to make you believe that you're watching people just living their lives (even if some of it is a bit strange). As far as the rest of the story, it just feels like Hitchcock is messing with the audience the whole time. James Stewart plays a great man obsessed, but there's so little to go on that it seems like his hunch is a stretch.
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GT Ford
July 9, 2016
I can only say that to date I have seen this movie approximately 47 times its like the Godfather, Star wars, scbindlers list. It's a absolutely perfect. With sublime performances from Stewart,Kelly and Ritter.its suspenseful fun and draws you in without even knowing it I love this film.
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