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  1. Alex Pintică's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

  2. MistaRichard's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    Awesome setpieces paired with classic, unreserved Hitchcockian storytelling. Not quite an essential but still great fun.

  3. redux's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    Patchy, but full of trademark Hitchcock moments. Especially liked the dreamlike suspense in the windmill, the jaw-dropping plane crash, and the odd deflation ("that cuts down our love scene quite a bit, doesn't it?").

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    Second film américain d'Alfred Hitchcock qui dénonçait efficacement la montée insidieuse du nazisme et ses sourdes ramifications en Europe... www.cinefiches.com

  5. Nick Potter's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    Hitchcock's espionage films are turning out much more interesting than his "straightforward" thrillers as I progress through his work. This fits it rather nicely with North By Northwest and The 39 Steps, if just a notch below.

  6. Des Horne's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    If Fleming had started earlier, George Sanders could have made a good Bond.

  7. Histioteuthis's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    The end is very 40s wartime but like not unexpected and it's really fun!

  8. SoulBrotherNo1's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    6/10 - Pretty good, but not as sharp as the best of his later work.

  9. ginobartolomi's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    'Foreign Correspondant' is definitely one of Hitchcock's more refined, less self-indulgent works, especially of the earlier films. His attention to detail had me shaking my head in amazement for nearly two hours straight. No one can weave a tangled web with such delicacy as he could, keeping his plot thick enough to captivate his audience and keep them guessing, but never confusing them! This film has some really...↓

  10. hubertguillaud's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    Malgré la qualité de la mise en scène (notamment la scène silencieuse de tension du moulin, celle de la catastrophe aérienne et la scène finale d'appel à l'intervention américaine), de la photo et des éclairages, Correspondant 17 n'est pas un grand Hitchcock. Le maître peine à nous faire croire à son histoire, partout bancale, qui manque surtout d'enjeu, puisque le prétexte de celui-ci nous échappera jusqu'au bout.

  11. Masoud N's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

  12. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

  13. SpacePirate's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    Just a great Hitch film. Great cast, cool special effects in the crash scene, only problem is plot is more than a little farfetched, so I am deducting one star. Otherwise, one of Hitch's 5 best imo

  14. msmichel's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    Classic Hitchcock espionage thriller that finds an American foreign correspondent drawn into a pursuit of spies, murder, kidnapping and of course romance. Memorable sequences throughout especially the famous umbrella pursuit, the windmill and the plane crash. McCrea takes a bit to warm up to here but solid support throughout. Made on the cusp of the U.K. entry into WWII.

  15. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    As far as Hitchcock films go, this is really not much to write home about. It feels like a watered down version of one of the director’s films, with the impressive set piece here or their (specifically the assassination in the rain and the plane crash finale), but other than that pretty standard stuff. Not amongst the filmmakers finest, but serviceable I guess, with one or two standout scenes and not a lot else.

  16. Em Rand's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    Fantastical American story: boils the start of World War II down to fit the canvas of a crime novel. That is only the first phase. What starts out to be fairly predictable takes more than a few turns until the dramatic ending.

  17. henningninneh's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    this film has not aged well. stage-like over-acting, too much explanation, tacky film-studio backdrops. what might have been interesting special effects then comes across rather amateurish today. hitchcock was probably never revered for subtle plots (mcguffin galore), but this propaganda-story is outright ludicrous.

  18. Rasmus's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    Made in 1940, Hitchcock tries to put on a brave face but his fear of what is about to happen to Europe shows through. The story of the American journalist stumbling into geopolitics is light at first glance, but the warnings of the coming war are clear and urgent. This movie speaks loudly to us now as the international order created after WWII is crumbling. A great and timely pick!

  19. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    A symphony of agony. Ringing so softly in the ear all along the way, and the pain is latent, untill the climax. Oh my god the climax! The climax of climaxes! Shots are finally fired, revealing us from the suspence. The shots are cries of help from the center of the earth. They are friend and foo screaming in horrifying polyphony.

  20. Joe Pryweller's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    Sumptuous and riveting. Although 14 writers were credited on the film -- including Robert Benchley, who plays a wastrel reporter -- it's all Hitchcock. One of his first American films where he established his signature mise en scene, artfully crafted shot by shot. The windmill scene and the rooftop scene are particularly notable. Story gets a bit thin and jingoistic near the end but still a great espionage thriller.

  21. OcioActivo's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    On one hand, the film takes "Foreign" right out of "Correspondent" w/how it treats non-English speakers. There's also a big sense of patriotism for the US that rivals American Sniper. On the other hand, the film is beyond its time. The way it uses suspense by giving the audience more info than the characters is impressive. Love how the romantic angle blooms in the middle instead of waiting till the end. Plot=emotion

  22. El Biffo's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    Great style, but basically a dumb Hollywood film, just stylistically better than most other mid-century Hollywood pictures. Ending the film with the Star Spangled Banner makes me want to drop it down to 2 stars, but to be fair, it isn't quite that bad other than the gratuitous patriotism. Hitch was a master of suspense but also a shlockmaster.

  23. Kyle Knapp's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    Confession: aside from being nice to look at, I think Joel McCrea sucks. Otherwise, this is intermittently brilliant (some great setpieces, especially the plane crash; a couple of brilliant supporting performances), but often bewildering (the climactic death barely registers, the central conflict is too complicated to be a MacGuffin but too vague to be intriguing, and let's not even talk about that final scene).

  24. Soulo_Guero's rating of the film Foreign Correspondent

    SPOILER: The end scene, where their passenger airplane gets shot down and they must swim to safety, is as good as the Psycho scene.

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