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  1. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film Diabolique

    So much of what we have come to know as familiar about the crime thriller genre comes from this nasty film.

  2. josé neves's rating of the film Diabolique

    DCP. Clouzot surrenders to "greatness" to tell a story that only serves to satisfy advertisers - and, in addition, the public (the same happenned with this busy session at cinematheque). Hitchcockian? This is a false question, it's above all an accumulation of irrelevant jokes/effects that are meant to be provocateurs. Clouzot is, for once, heavy without the grace he wants.

  3. riraru's rating of the film Diabolique

    Krimi-Schmöker zum Anschauen. Recht progressiv für seine Zeit: Die Dreier-Konstellation, das halbtransparente Negligé. Unterhaltsame Geschichte insgesamt.

  4. Bee Garns's rating of the film Diabolique

    Hitchcock would be proud, a cracking thriller with some very dark comedy, and a killer twist ending

  5. gaporama's rating of the film Diabolique

    Apart from the rushed ending, a perfect thriller!

  6. lbunuel's rating of the film Diabolique

    The last three minutes just ruined this for me. I give it to Clouzot: the mood here is spot on and there is serious mastery at work in the mise-en-scène. But in the end it feels like a gimmick, pure and simple - we were just being tricked, and as we learn the truth the film loses all of its significance and charm.

  7. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Diabolique

    Still the most effective "we lost the dead body" thriller that is made. The ending still kicks a punch in the gut even if I know how it ends and show how normal contact eye lenses can scare more than a million made up monsters. Vera Clouzot is also so gorgeously vulnerable in this movie it is hard not to love her. Only the police investigator appearing at the end feels like a forced after-thought to the movie.

  8. Christofi Cotonou's rating of the film Diabolique

    Watched this in an old cinema off the Bvd Saint-Michel. Sometimes a screenwriter and a filmmaker just give a damn, and the result is nothing particularly meaningful or historical, but entertaining. And isn't that what cinema is all about?

  9. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Diabolique

  10. pintobean's rating of the film Diabolique

    The last 10 minutes took this from a 4 to a 5 and back down to a 4 in my mind. There's so much there and, to mirror what others have said about ambiguity, I feel it would have been infinitely more thought-provoking had the ending been left more open. Alas. Still a gem of a film, with a knot of tension at its core directors have been trying to replicate for decades.

  11. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film Diabolique

    Good French crime flick. That ending was just freaky.

  12. patríciapinho's rating of the film Diabolique

    i don't like this concept. women pretending to work with each other whilst secretly plotting with an abusive, cheating, shrimp dick of a man?? this is the reverse gone girl i didn't ask for

  13. abyantama's rating of the film Diabolique

  14. Enrico Gaudenzi's rating of the film Diabolique

  15. MistaRichard's rating of the film Diabolique

    A criminally underappreciated suspense masterpiece. It's amazing to see the influence this had on Hitchcock, clearly noticeable in his following work ("Vertigo" and "Psycho", just to name a couple...); and that final scene...

  16. yovargas's rating of the film Diabolique

    A murder mystery with a couple good twists but slow, listless pacing ruins the intended moody atmosphere. The ending is a knockout, delivering some genuine edge-of-your-seat thrills, but it's not worth the long, dull ride to get there. This one gets a C-.

  17. FISCHER's rating of the film Diabolique

    Une splendide oeuvre vénéneuse et intemporelle qui se regarde chaque fois avec un plaisir accru et un délicieux frisson rétrospectif. On se souviendra longtemps de la fameuse scène anthologique de la "résurrection" de Paul Meurisse hors de la baignoire. www.cinefiches.com

  18. Diego Ruscitto's rating of the film Diabolique

  19. wiwitaek's rating of the film Diabolique

    at first, a character Véra Clouzot plays was really annoying to watch, made me want to slap her hard and it was put a great deal of shadow of horrible judgement about this movie. After a while, I began to think, damn, it's the whole point, right? And that's exactly moment I love Diabolique instantly. Anyway, I'm afraid its way better than any Hitchcock's suspenses.

  20. Renton47's rating of the film Diabolique

    'Diabolique' now feels familiar, it's no longer novel to have us follow and sympathise with victims plotting a murder. Here the layering builds mystery, as we slowly understand the dynamics and the extent of the crime; it still seems remarkable to have such an open understanding between the wife and her husband's lover. So I admire but don't adore - a little slow, a little unsurprising for today's expectations.

  21. Muraki's rating of the film Diabolique

    diabolical..loved every bit of it..the ending scene was truly great & mind blowing (the kid scene)

  22. Chris's rating of the film Diabolique

    wow... absolutely perfect acting, twist(s) very unexpected

  23. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Diabolique

  24. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Diabolique

    Didn't want to like it, because it was recommended to me by a snob. It was undeniably good.

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