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About the Movie
In his mesmerizing debut feature, twenty-four-year-old director Louis Malle brought together the beauty of Jeanne Moreau, the camerawork of Henri Decaë, and a now legendary score by Miles Davis. A touchstone of the careers of both its star and director, Elevator to the Gallows is a richly atmospheric thriller of murder and mistaken identity unfolding over one restless Parisian night.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 55
- Fresh: 51
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 8.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A consummate entertainment rich with the romantic atmosphere of Paris in the 1950s.
Fresh: Elevator to the Gallows married a new kind of jazz to a new kind of cinema, and created something altogether sublime.
Fresh: The film's alchemic blend of Bressonian rigor, Hitchcockian suspense, and overall proto-Nouvelle Vague cool more than compensates for its straightforward plotting ...
Fresh: As French crime thrillers go, this is about as good as it gets. It's also an important film historically, and to top it off, the jazz score, by Miles Davis, is famous in its own right.