Full Movie Reviews
Gabe - wrote on 02/24/2013
The central plot of people doing someone else's killing is pure Hitchcock and I believe it holds up quite well today. However, this film is does feel dated, unlike the other Hitchcock classics, Psycho, Vertigo, etc...I feel that this film is just a hair below those others.
The movie drug on just a little too long. There's no way that real police officers would just let their top suspect go, but then again, I don't know why they were following him in the first place if they had no real evidence against him. Also, the fact that they never even felt the need to question Bruno bothered me.
I don't think I've ever recommended something to be re-made, but this film I think could be done even better. I know that sounds like sacrilege, because this is Hitchcock that we're talking …
Yojimbo - wrote on 07/02/2012
A tennis player encounters what he assumes is an eccentric but harmless stranger, but when the man actually follows through on his hypothetical plan to "trade" murders he finds himself prime suspect and unable to turn to the police for help.
Alfred Hitchcock turns his hand to Film Noir in this tense thriller co-written by cornerstone of the genre Raymond Chandler. Combining both the crisp and attractive photography that is its hallmark with the director's typically dark humour and sense of the macabre, Strangers On A Train is a murder mystery with a twist; that we know who the murderer is all along but the trick is in how to prove it. The cast are all very effective, particularly Robert Walker who is wonderfully creepy as the amusingly camp psychopath who plagues Farley Granger's …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/16/2012
Thoroughly captivating from start to it's wonderful ending. One of the underrated films from The Master of Suspense. Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) meets a tennis player named Guy Haines (Farley Granger) on a train. The two get close, Guy shares his father’s negative perception, got kicked out for drinking and gambling. Guy tries to talk civilly with Miriam about the divorce but quarrels in the process. He calls Anne Morton (Ruth Roman) to show his disgruntlement with the encounter. Bruno follows Miriam (Laura Elliott) in a carnival with 2 male friends. Collins meets Guy on a train during the murder. Barbara recalls her encounter with Bruno.
Clearly one of the directors best screenplays with a few wonderful quotes: Bruno – “I’ve got a theory; you should do everything …
*Sarah* - wrote on 12/29/2008
One of Hitchcock's earlier American films, argubaly when some of his better films were made. Starnger's On A Train also starrs "Rope's" Farley Granger and " A Man From Uncle's Leo G Carroll". I've been waiting to se ethis for a long while and was lucky enough to catch it on BBC2 thsi afternoon. I have to admit this may be one of my favourites.
Stranger's on a train has, like most Hitchcok films an orginal plot, which still stands the test of time as it manges to still be orginal today in this post-modern era-where virtually evertthing is a copy of another. The cinematography was nominated for an oscar and rightly so, it does look great on screen and adds to the tense atmosphere that you are witnessing on screen. Some of the scenes within the film contain some fine examples of …
Franz Patrick - wrote on 05/29/2008
This is one of the more interesting and focused Hitchcock films concept-wise. Each scene is beautifully shot, may it comes to the way the camera is looking at a particular event, the way the characters glow when they would catch the perfect lighting, and the way the shadows seem to be alive. There were moments in this film when I wondered how Hitchcock captured some of the images without any sort of visual effects (I especially admired the murder scene that was seen through the glasses--that was inspired.). The acting is believable so I completely bought the way they would react to the developments of the story. My only problem is that the film could have increased the creepiness factor. For instance, when a particular character is stalking another, the soundtrack could have further …