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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Andre's rating of the film The Body Snatcher

    The most rational of the Lewton films. Karloff never sets a foot wrong as a man who is genial, charming and rotten to the core. Daniell rises to the challenge in an anti-heroic role: he paves the road to Hell for both himself and others with the best intentions. Great period detail too.

  2. Nick Schwab's rating of the film The Body Snatcher

    Every scene with Karloff shows how great of an actor he was. He is so creepy and evil here, as even when he is smiling he has this underlying sinister and menacing disposition. The story itself is a standard Burke and Hare plot, engagingly enough, but its drama is merely two-dimensional, and it struggles in telling when Karloff isn't on screen, with syrupy-melodramatic moments of bonding and romance.

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film The Body Snatcher

    Oeuvre moyenne de Robert Wise, au début de sa longue et superbe filmographie !

  4. Joel's rating of the film The Body Snatcher

    Deserving of a solid 3.5 rating. Pleasantly builds it's strange atmosphere and Boris Karloff is at his finest cool, calm yet sinister self. The finale elevates it beyond just a decent horror romp. Nothing exceptional but certainly enjoyable.

  5. Aardsy's rating of the film The Body Snatcher

    Stealing bodies is not that thrilling.

  6. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film The Body Snatcher

    A la primera aparición del carruaje y su cochero, Boris Karloff, con una cejas pobladas y una curvatura en su espalda, se me vino a la mente el conde Orlok, quien es su mismo cochero; ambos transportarán víctimas. El final de "The body snatcher" es su mejor escena.

  7. Mark Garrett's rating of the film The Body Snatcher

    Karloff and the finale make this pretty good. Also, the general creepiness of the mid 20th century's take on the mid 19th is interesting enough for a viewing.

  8. Dave's rating of the film The Body Snatcher

    Again, the atmosphere is just amazing. I actually prefer Isle of the Dead to this Karloff-led effort, but here is even more creepy here. Lower-tier Lewton film, but still a must-see and borderline masterpiece.

  9. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Body Snatcher

    Boris Karloff was a great actor. Just watch Robert Wise's THE BODY SNATCHER to be convinced of this. Bela Lugosi has a smaller part but is also good in the part of Joseph the servant. The last scene of the film will make you forget the melodramatic moments of this Val Lewton production which is on a par with Jacques Tourneur's CAT PEOPLE and I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE. Highly recommended.