Laid up with a broken leg, photojournalist L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to his tiny, sweltering courtyard apartment. To pass the time between visits from his nurse (Thelma Ritter) and his... read more
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release Date: September 1, 1954
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2001
Stats: 9,828 reviews
Flixster Reviews (9,828)
September 17, 2012
Hitchcock A.K.A. "The Master of Suspense". I came into this film thinking, "Let's see if he lives up to his title." Oh, he proved it to me, alright. What a craftsman.
Unfortunately, a lot of thrillers and horror films fall victim to audience's expectations: "When're the scares c...
September 17, 2012
'Rear Window'. The master of suspense in perfect control of his craft, focusing the lens on a subject that has been taken to the extreme today, and will only go further; voyeurism.
"We've become a race of Peeping Toms" - Readers Digest, April 1939.
Watching people when they fee...
August 7, 2012
A photo-journalist laid up with a broken leg entertains himself by watching the daily coming and goings of his neighbours but mounting circumstantial evidence leads him to suspect that one of them has committed a grisly murder. Hitchcock was always the consummate voyeur and in Re...
May 31, 2012
Hitchcock is most certainly a master of his art. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and despite the fact that I have seen the loose remake Disturbia, I was completely involved in the story and couldn't always guess what was going to happen. Fantastic performances from everyone and I real...
May 16, 2012
A masterpiece in cinema. I loved every frame and the auteurism shown by Hitchcock will make any film maker jealous. Amazing piece of film!
March 30, 2012
I love Alfred Hitchcock he is a great director and makes really good movies, although this isnt my most favourite Hitchcock movie, it is still iconic and very uniquely impressive!
Its suspenseful and seat gripping! A fan of Hitchcock then you'll love this movie!
December 7, 2011
Classic Hitchcock thriller about a man with too much time on his hands, peeping at the neighborhood through his rear window. The film cleverly makes the audience his accomplice, sticking mostly to his point of view, with the adorable backyard making a very limited but special set...
November 13, 2011fb1664868775
As close to "a perfect film" as you can get. In Hitchcock's greatest effort, everything comes together. Spectacular set design, amazing performances and ofcourse Hitchcock's trademark pitch perfect suspense.
October 31, 2011
A suspenseful yet very fun masterpiece. James Stewart gives a very charismatic performance.
August 1, 2011fb729949618
If you are a person who won't view an "old" movie, think again! Trust me this movie is just as exciting as anything made today. Hitchcock is truly a genius, no joke.
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