(1991)

Critic Reviews

73

Metascore

Based on 9 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Entertainment Weekly
A hypnotically engrossing thriller that spins along on the dreams and anxieties of its characters.
90
Martin Scorsese brings honor back to the remake. He shines up this reprise of the original with original brilliance
80
A smart and stylish remake of the 1962 suspenser.
78
Austin Chronicle
If this is Scorsese's bid for the commercial big time, then let the cash registers ring.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
Impressive moviemaking, showing Scorsese as a master of a traditional Hollywood genre.
70
It's a brutal, demonic film with a grip like a vise; it grabs you early, its fingers around your throat, and never lets go.
70
An exercise in audience manipulation, with every frame designed to stagger the senses.
60
The movie keeps insisting that the gruelling experience it's putting us through is really meant to edify us; it drags us into the mud and then tells us that we haven't got dirty.
60
Chicago Reader
Even as a simple genre picture it works only in fits and starts.

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