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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Ethan's rating of the film Caught

    This film is filled with incredible performances and Max Ophuls was one of the greatest auteurs of all time with his moving camera and long takes that feel so fluid and allow these extraordinary actors to perform, practically making the emotions jump off the screen and completely suck you into the story.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Caught

    D'une constante noirceur en filigrane d'une intrigue sentimentale classique, cette œuvre américaine du fameux metteur en scène franco-allemand, longtemps inédite dans l'hexagone, mérite notre attention surtout pour l'impressionnante composition de Robert Ryan en irascible narcissique perclus de profonds troubles psychologiques et la convaincante présence de la délicate Barbara Bel Geddes... www.cinefiches.com

  3. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film Caught

    There should be a Robert Ryan film festival. Such a great actor. Ophuls is no slouch, either.

  4. mubianer's rating of the film Caught

    Money can't buy you love.

  5. jenstor's rating of the film Caught

  6. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film Caught

    Max Ophuls - the master of moving camera technique.

  7. Dale Wittig's rating of the film Caught

    A naive car hop and would be model marries one of the richest men in America, but soon leaves him to make it on her own as a doctor's receptionist. Shot with masterful command of light and shadow by Lee Garmes, and silken camera moves by Max Ophüls, it's boldly performed by Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Ryan and James Mason. Written by Arthur Laurents, the tycoon is Ophüls' damning first hand portrait of Howard Hughes.

  8. Raymond Likes Subtitles's rating of the film Caught

  9. Dam Go's rating of the film Caught

    Très bon mélodrame qui dresse le portrait juste et difficile de la condition féminine fin des années 40 aux Etats Unis. La thématique est rare après l'ère pré-code et Ophuls maitrise parfaitement son sujet. C'est fin et les acteurs sont tous magnifiques. Merci Mubi pour cette rareté!

  10. suede's rating of the film Caught

    6/10. Contains the most tastelessly cheerful treatment of perinatal death you may ever witness on film. Had to rewatch the surreal ending next day to believe I saw this. There is romantic Mason's casual prognosis in the ambulance, and then there's the scene in the clinic: "Er, premature birth, baby dying." Cut. Bel Geddes... smiles. (And she never even looked pregnant.) Quite incredible. || Camerawork virtuosic.

  11. Lysa Heurtier's rating of the film Caught

    Wonderful ! As (almost) all the Max Ophüls !

  12. Caillouquiroule's rating of the film Caught

    Un excellent mélodrame porté par une héroïne très intéressante. Les ellipses aident le récit à gagner en efficacité, en cruauté aussi. Le mari est un peu caricatural (une nouvelle fois, la psychanalyse permet de construire un peu trop rapidement le personnage, sans nuances), mais la femme et son patron offrent plusieurs scènes charmantes et déchirantes. Comme toujours, la mise en scène d'Ophuls est excellente.

  13. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Caught

    Part of the noir kingdom, but also a vast, pulsating psychodrama, more Sirk than Chandler, where an everywoman is pushed into a position of sexuality, then, er, caught in a reality (call it mid-century America) where all she can choose is which sort of man will possess and define her. Layered, subversive, and over-the-top enough in its visual design that the melodrama feels natural. All the themes of Ophuls' career.

  14. Michael Harbour's rating of the film Caught

    Finely acted and peculiar with occasionally inventive camerawork. Begins in familiar territory and returns to touch base with the familiar from time to time, but becomes increasingly dark and transgressive. The ending would be tragic in most films, here it's played as a happy ending. Imagine a classic Hollywood romance with Wednesday Addams behind the lens.

  15. Adam Suraf's rating of the film Caught

    The third of four films Max Ophuls directed in Hollywood before his famous run of French masterpieces in the 50's, a pseudo-noir (lit beautifully by Lee Garmes) with Robert Ryan as a tyrant refusing to let his sweet wife (Barbara Bel Geddes) off the hook to marry skinny doctor James Mason. An Ophuls trademark, the moving camera is always mesmerizing, even if the plot resolution is less than overwhelming.

  16. Jaspar Lamar Crabb's rating of the film Caught

    Quite possibly the strangest film to come out of Hollywood in the 1940s. It's outrageous, scary, brilliantly acted (particularly by Robert Ryan). Astounding

  17. NealEdelstein's rating of the film Caught

    Robert Ryan delivers the performance of a lifetime.

  18. chanandre's rating of the film Caught

    [Cinémathèque PT #158: 35 mm]

  19. Andre A. Neves's rating of the film Caught

    I had such a huge expectation for this but the end is very anti-climatic, borderline not making sense. Not on the level of Letter from an unknown woman.

  20. your fiend mr. jones's rating of the film Caught

    Wish Criterion would release this. One of the great classics still not on dvd.

  21. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Caught

    ***1/2 Recommended but I'm not sure it's really a Film Noir. Maybe, maybe not.