In one of Alfred Hitchcock's suspense classics, tennis pro Guy Haines (Farley Granger) chances to meet wealthy wastrel Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) on a train. Having read all about Guy, Bruno is awa... read more
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release Date: July 3, 1951
DVD Release Date: August 27, 1997
Stats: 1,985 reviews
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October 19, 2012fb619846742
A bonafide suspense classic concerning an up-and-coming tennis player (Farley Granger) who meets a psychopath (Robert Walker) on a train by chance, and how the troubled man thinks he strikes a deal with the athlete on him murdering his girlfriend if he murders his father. Only, t...
October 2, 2012
I figured this would be good, given that it's Hitchcock, but I didn't expect it to be quite *this* stellar. This is an absolutely outstanding, tense, and creepy suspense thriller that easily ranks up there as one of Hitch's perfect films.
The plot is rather typical stuff: a cha...
March 7, 2012
Alfred Hitchcock loved to plunge ordinary people into extraordinary situations culminating in feverish life or death climaxes, and Strangers On A Train is one of his finest efforts. This film is fantastically atmospheric with a palpable malevolence throughout. It also features un...
February 25, 2012
Everyone has someone they want dead. From this casual statement of a very secret everyman wish comes a suspenseful amusement park ride, a descent into madness wrapped in a candy box. Walker's Bruno is one of the most seductive of cinematic villains and certainly one of the best...
December 26, 2011
In my opinion this is Hitchcock's best film. With a fantastic and interesting story that keeps you gripped and involved right until the end is a classic I could watch again and again. Everything about this film is near perfect except the ending which (as I have found with many Hi...
December 9, 2011fb733768972
"Strangers on a Train" is classic hollywood cinema at it's finest. As as simple as a story can be, two unlikely men (one on a mission to kill for happiness and satisfaction, the other to live life as it is) come into contact with each other. Bruno (the psychotic one) decides to c...
November 13, 2011fb1664868775
Featuring a frightening performance by Robert Walker and great direction from the master auteur.
October 2, 2011
For just plain real-world, everyday scary, this Hitchcock is hard to beat. There really are psychopaths like Bruno Anthony running around out there, so beware of running into one of them. Robert Walker plays well about as whacked out a nutcase as you could hope not to find. I ...
June 24, 2011
A creepy, tense film about murder. Typical Hitchcock--memorable, but mostly lesser.
May 25, 2011
I have always thought "Strangers on a Train" to be an extremely padded film. While the first 3rd of the picture is near air tight, the last 2/3s are almost a wash. The film manages to bring up interesting concepts of existentialism and violence but abandons them for a clear cut m...
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