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  1. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

  2. gld48's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    Welles looks so good in this. I loved this one, he's so charismatic behind the camera - he may not be as smooth as other directors but he crafts unlike anyone else. The end sequence is insane.

  3. Victor Morosoff's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

  4. Philippe Lajède's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

  5. 'king Harold's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    I was a bit confused by the plot, ended up double screening which made it worse. Someone do a list of psychedelic sequences in film please, thank you .

  6. Jonathan Smith's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    Welles goes full Hitchcock in this thrilling example of American Noir. Hitchcock's 'Innocent Man on the Run' routine is blessed with Welles eye for poetic dialogue, strong characterisation & visual brilliance. Welles' belief in pure cinema shines through during the climatic chase through a Chinese theatre & dizzying fun house.

  7. Luke Corradine's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    Wells continues to strike me as phoney especially in this film. He seems propelled forward by a melodramatic over-confidence that pushes him beyond boundaries he is far from mastering or realising. Citizen Kane was unexpectedly Wagnerian and unique but - with the exception of Othello and a couple other pieces - his output lacks identity while his efforts to explore subjects in depth, artificial and inconclusive.

  8. Superfrog's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    Social commentary muddled by second rate crime plot.

  9. m.jempson@btinternet.com's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    Welles' appalling Irish accent is enough on its own to put you off, but there's plenty of hammy acting by the rest of the cast too. Typically self-indulgent Welles; as with so many of his films - I can't see what the fuss is about.

  10. McOpinionated's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    *THAT* was better than expected. The moments and ideas that seem dated, the confusing bits of plot and unbelievable moments (and accent) are outgunned by the sheer joyfulness, the twists and genre switches, the chickens that come home to roost, the red herrings, and of course, one particular set piece of mindbending theatrical bravado. I am lucky: the last time I saw it I was about 10 years old, so recalled nothing.

  11. bulletproof isobel's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    I just can't get over that 'irish' accent.

  12. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    Not up there with the very best film noirs, this is lifted up a notch by a fun performance from Orson Welles and a wonderful turn from Rita Hayworth. Pacing is brisk, there is some humour scattered throughout, and the final act throws in some absolutely gorgeous and dreamy imagery.

  13. Ethan's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    This is another great film noir from Orson Welles who did way more with the cinema beyond Citizen Kane and this film's explosive climax proves that.

  14. DanielSpeight's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

  15. Christofi Cotonou's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    Rip-roaring adventure. Ultimately feels more like a romantic mystery short story than anything. Welles direction, and the exotic locations still make this a worthy ride.

  16. Lewis Taylor's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    Such brisk, lucid storytelling with a delicious shade of the weird and warped! That edge must come from the idiosyncratic, downright odd supporting players and the titled framing. The finale is nothing short of dazzling.

  17. Ramzi's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    Orson Welles satarises the rich and makes himself Irish for good measure. Good film. Glenn Anders is great, very unsettling.

  18. Alcock Hitchfred's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

  19. FISCHER's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    Une oeuvre étonnante (dont le metteur en scène renia le montage) qui comporte la fameuse scène anthologique de l'affrontement entre Orson Welles et Rita Hayworth, dans un fallacieux décor de miroirs trompeurs... www.cinefiches.com

  20. nietzschicharonsky's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    the scene near the end at the amusement park was really good

  21. Matthew Martens's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    Don't you ever fucking forget it, Mike. It's Chinatown.

  22. ammar's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

  23. cherbourgdoll's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

  24. bitchwitched's rating of the film The Lady from Shanghai

    What kind of fake ass accent was that, Welles?

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