Light and altogether too breezy, this is Hitchcock at his laziest, lacking any kind of thrills or excitement. Can't help but be compared to Rear Window, which sees Grace in a similar but much more nuanced role. A bit like watching some bourgeois holiday snaps, very beautiful to look at but you get bored waiting for a plot to kick in. Bonus points for car race and fireworks scene (which prefigures Vertigo's lighting).
48/100 (Filmin ortaya çıkış unsuru olan "Hırsız olmadığımı kanıtlamak için hırsızı kendim yakalamalıyım." ideası çok saçma. O yıllara göre de aptalca. İlk baştan inanmayınca zaten 1-0 yenik başladı film. Öyle de devam etti. Araba sahnesi, Abd'li sarışının ne yaptığını bilmeyen tavırları, sarışının annesinin başrolümüzün kaçmasına izin verişi. Topyekün saçma. Film ; sonu, sinematografisi, Nice manzaraları dışında leş)
Hitchcock's best romantic crime caper movie. It has a great Monte Carlo location with sexy leads (legendary Cary Grant and soon-to be princess Grace Kelly at her most gorgeous). Beautifully photographed too. Only Grace Kelly's scary race driving feels gruesomely eerie as if it predicted her real life fate dying on those same roads a few decades later. Still this is a masterpiece of a film.
Craft-wise, I don't exactly think it's one of Hitchcock's masterpieces. There's no real complexity to it, and more emphasis is put on the glamour and scenic beauty than the actual plot. But, does that make it not enjoyable? Heavens, no! It still features Hitchcock's unparalleled direction and his trademark suspense/humor mixture, and the Grant and Kelly's red hot chemistry makes for some sexy fun.
A highly enjoyable romp set amongst the sparkling high society of the French Riviera. The scenery is dazzling and, watching this film again, the colours really are dazzling sharp and accentuated. Forget the formulaic plot, this is a thrilling, witty melodrama with a stunning look.