Rope, Alfred Hitchcock's first color film, was adapted from Patrick Hamilton's stage play Rope's End by no less than Hume Cronyn. Loosely inspired by the Leopold-Loeb case, the plot concerns two impli... read more
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release Date: August 23, 1948
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2001
Stats: 2,564 reviews
Flixster Reviews (2,564)
October 6, 2012
Thinly veiled homosexuality and strange editing techniques underscore the off-kilter atmosphere of this Hitchcock gem.
May 19, 2012
A film that was well ahead of its time. The main character can only be described as Dexter and Don draper on steroids. Its a well crafted story that grabs your attention every second.
April 25, 2012
There's more than what meets the eye going on here as Hitchcock plays a game of cat and mouse with us as the targets. Two arrogant killers tempt fate by throwing a dinner party literally right over the body of their victim. Excellent dialogue and technical brilliance aid in the...
January 16, 2012
It's way too loosely based on the Leopold-Loeb case. But that doesn't make the movie any less interesting. I felt it a bit slow at the beginning, but soon I found myself enjoying the party. Hitchcock's touch of Psycho is apparent here. Or is it only me? One way or another, John D...
November 13, 2011fb1664868775
A fascinating excersize in film making, Hitchcock's "no-cuts" camerawork is the true star of this one.
October 10, 2011
I think I would have enjoyed being involved in the making of Rope more than I did watching it. Stories like having to gag and drag off a cameraman who's foot is broken from being run over while the shot is still going on, or running to grab a a falling glass without making a soun...
July 12, 2011
A pretty good Alfred Hitchcock film. You can tell this was at one time a play on stage. About 2 men who living together kill a third man and put his body in a chest, right before giving a party. Will the guess find out. A awesome part played by Jimmy Stewart who figures out why t...
June 24, 2011
Filmed in one shot?! Wow.
April 3, 2011
Two words: utterly brilliant. Hitchcock's first real foray into experimental filmmaking is a masterstroke.
January 25, 2011
One of Hitchcock's more inventive and personal dramas, the story of murder and psychological superiority is tantamount to the serial killer novels written by James Patterson with a swirl of theatricality. Taking place in a singular room and amounting to the time of one evening, t...
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