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7.4
/10
2,981 Ratings

Marnie

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
United States, 1964
Thriller

Synopsis

When Mark falls obsessively in love with Marnie, an icy pathological liar and common thief, he blackmails her into marrying him. However, he soon discovers that she has severe psychological issues, and he resolves to help her come to terms with her past trauma.

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Marnie Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Marnie is fascinating, because Hitchcock seems to have no control here. He’s beholden to his worst curiosities and sexual perversions, and there’s a moral unsureness about how to film characters like Rutland, who do obviously terrible things, because he still has sympathy for him, even if he probably shouldn’t.
October 01, 2018
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Marnie" isn’t a horror movie, but it’s a movie of horrors, and those horrors are all connected to sex. If there’s one constant in Hitchcock’s career, it’s sex… as the engine of human society at both its best (its occasional acts of heroism) and its worst (the crimes that he films with such cunning and such unnerving relish). Hedren’s performance is one of the greatest in the history of cinema, and it’s inseparable from the pathology of Hitchcock’s approach to her, personal and cinematic.
August 17, 2016
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A lushly psychosexual kammerspiel of confounding logorrhea, rich sociopathy and boundless perversity. A failure at release, the film has traveled with the underground, characteristically sneaky, unsettling but shadowy magnetism of an anomaly, a director at his zenith stumbling, an actress trapped and accosted, a film as stiff, stylized, and uncontainable as Dreyer’s Gertud.
November 06, 2015
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