Rear Window

1954 • 112 minutes
636 reviews
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About this movie

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.

Ratings and reviews

636 reviews
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.
A Google user
November 27, 2017
Very VERY slow. I know it was a different era but come on. I got through an hour of it and had to start forwarding it to see what happens. A lot of useless dialog and just intensely boring. No plot twist or clever writing. I watch many classic movies and understand the different era, but this was just unwatchable for me. I have no idea how it got a 100% on rotten tomatoes.
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Tiara Brown
January 17, 2014
Never even got to see the film because it would not play! Tried it over and over again but still got nothing! Not sure if anybody else had this issue. But it really sucks since i had to pay for something I never was able to watch and I needed it for a homework assignment!
1 person found this review helpful