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Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    Entre policier et fantastique, une oeuvre fort prenante... www.cinefiches.com

  2. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    killer's motive was far from satisfying. so lame.

  3. Rosina Rossini's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    Can poetic and beautiful visual storytelling language overcome horrible acting, script, and overall story idea? Not in my opinion.

  4. Balthaz21's rating of the film The Leopard Man

  5. Aardsy's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    Something almost happened!

  6. le Gars's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    One of the finest films of Jacques Tourneur. The Leopard Man is even more masterful than Cat People: the shadowy cinematography, the combination of close-ups and long/subjective/high-angle shots create a unique dreamlike atmosphere, which surely inspired Dario Argento (Inferno). But the real beauty of the film is the heterogeneous soundtrack, which combines diegetic sounds and extra-diegetic music. Masterpiece.

  7. kit duckworth's rating of the film The Leopard Man

  8. Terry_Moby's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    All atmosphere and hardly a coherent story... The story surrounding the first death plays like a dark fairytale and is a 7 minute masterpiece in itself! (The girl, the cruel mother, the absent father, the nightly errand, the lazy shopkeeper, the dark passage etc. etc.)

  9. T. J. Mesen's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    Tourneur's shadow compositions, his use of sounds and silences, his killer... It's the first time there truly was horror on screen. A monster willing to kill for killing-sake, without a reason besides pleasure. It's what Carpenter would do in Halloween; an evil we cannot explain that is out there and can find us at any time. No redemption, only a nightmare traversing the desert with the horror of humanity exposed.

  10. kartina obskura's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    superficial portrayal of all characters, poor chemistry between them, lack of motivation, awkward acting

  11. TheotherJones's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    Val Lewton movies are sooooo boring.

  12. Jesse Furgurson's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    Structurally unusual and, as with other Tourner/Lewton joints, thick with economically-conjured atmosphere. The last scene is a bit of a dud, though.

  13. Nelson Núñez's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    Una pelìcula indigna del gran Jacques Tourneur.

  14. Sudipto Basu's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    Quite aside from the absolutely crackling atmosphere so lovely to see a film deal with transference in 1943! Is there any other American director who used a silent soundtrack and figuration in vast empty spaces so effectively in the '40s? The basic proposition of a Lewton film is this - a woman walks 'tween shadow and light.

  15. Melissa's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    Genuinely terrifying at times.

  16. orangey's rating of the film The Leopard Man

  17. Gondo's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    Tourneur reduced the film to it's necessary resources. The story is non-existent and characters enter the picture as fast as they leave it. The only connection between them is sheer chance. The film is a pure exercise in atmosphere and a clear presentation of the mechanisms and the philosophy of the horrorfilm.. They walk, they look back and through the dark and unknown, fearing what may lurk in it, unable to escape.

  18. Ryan Pearce's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    I've only recently discovered Tourneur, thanks to his many admirers on Mubi. So far I've seen 5 of his films, and all 5 receive 5 stars, 'The Leopard Man' being no exception. Dude has been slept on in the 'greatest directors' discussion for too long. Invest in his work, without hesitation.

  19. film_lies101's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    To be fair, the reveal at the end is kind of ridiculous. However, I really do love the ensemble feel of the cast, the atmosphere, and the setting

  20. Gaby's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    Señora's maid never returned to the cemetery.

  21. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    Good, but flawed film that has its moments but lacks a strong lead. While it does realistically address serial killing it is ultimately brought down by its stream-of-conciousness narrative.

  22. Victor-André's rating of the film The Leopard Man

  23. Edna Sweetlove's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    Atmospheric but what was the killer's motive/motif?

  24. Danny Kana's rating of the film The Leopard Man

    Lewton is the best producer ever!

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