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About the Movie
James Stewart, Farley Granger and John Dall star in this macabre spellbinder, which was inspired by a real-life case of murder. Two thrill-seeking friends (Granger and Dall) strangle a classmate and then hold a party for their victim's family and friends, serving refreshments on a buffet table fashioned from a trunk containing the lifeless body. When dinner conversation revolves around talk of the 'perfect murder', their former teacher (Stewart) becomes increasingly suspicious that his students have turned his intellectual theories into brutal reality.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 35
- Fresh: 34
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Rope is not merely a stunt that is justified by the extraordinary career that contains it, but one of the movies that makes that career extraordinary.
Fresh: "A crime for most, a privilege for some" is how Rupert classifies murder, but Hitchcock's eye-am-a-camera technique in Rope is after more than Nazi-superman residue still lurking after WWII.
Apparently the problem of picture quality has been solved. That being said, excellent movie. Very suspenseful and intelligent.
This one is an aquired taste.
Not everyone who watches this movie will like it, and I know that's true for pretty much any movie but this one is different. It's mostly just dialouge and at times it can be very slow. I personally love this movie as I feel that the climax is definitely worth the wait, but again, not everyone will see it that way. If you're looking for a movie with a lot of action, you probably won't like Rope. Even so, I think it's a great film.
Simply the best movie ever made by Hitchcock. The acting and directing combined was phenomenal. This movie wasn't filled with distracting computer graphics and musical interludes every 5 seconds which drew you into the movie more and heightened its suspenseful characteristics.
- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 1948
- © 1948 Transatlantic Picture Corp. Renewed 1975 United Artists Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.