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Jon Finch, Alec McCowen and Barry Foster star in this morbid blend of horror and wit-the first Hitchcock film to earn an 'R' rating. The Necktie Murderer has the London Police on red alert, and an innocent man is on a desperate quest to find the real serial rapist-murderer and clear his own name. Alternating heart-pounding tension with distinctive Hitchcock humor, Frenzy marked the Master of Suspense's return to his native England after almost twenty years.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 31
- Fresh: 27
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 7.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: You can never be quite sure when you're going to start a terrifying new descent or take a sudden turn to the left or right. The agony is exquisite.
Fresh: This is the kind of thriller Hitchcock was making in the 1940s, filled with macabre details, incongruous humor, and the desperation of a man convicted of a crime he didn't commit.
Fresh: Frenzy is easily the strongest of the master's final works.
One of the most effective Hitchcocks out there, yet it is muddled by a slightly problematic script. But make no doubt, it's still worth seeing, not to mention it has a great last line.
THE LAST GREAT HITCHCOCK FILM
I think he would do one more movie after this (the clunky Family Plot), Frenzy is the best of Hitchcock's later films and ranks (in my own opinion) as among hs best. Without the censors stifling his his darker aspects he could show things that he would have been forbidden to show in past years. But still there is a restraint from becoming overly morbid in its mood or action. The Hitchcock dark wit is at its sharpest and has as its main character a person who is not very likable but still innocent. On the flip side is the villian who is very likeable and personable. Hitchcock use of humor is precise and never sabotages the tension of the scene as most modern movies succeed in doing. It is a masterpice of the genre that Hitchcock sadly became a slave to, but no one did it better.
One the best Hitchcock films
Clearly the most graphic of HItcock's films.