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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    Premier long métrage de Clouzot qui le fit de suite reconnaître parmi les grands. www.cinefiches.com

  2. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

  3. Juan Javier's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

  4. Dave Muñoz Velasco's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    A nice balance between tongue-in-cheek comedy and classic crime solving thriller. Clouzot's debut is full of nice cinematic tools, references to the works of Lang and Murnau and perfect chemistry between all cast members. Entertaining and charming.

  5. msmichel's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    Clouzot's first film made under the occupation is a surprising mix of mystery and light comedy with a subversive undertone. The dialogue and scripting keep the viewer on their toes and even if the denouement falls a little flat the pleasures throughout compensate. A little risqué for '42 as well. Clouzot would next make his classic 'Le Corbeau'.

  6. captainfez's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    The murderer has a Bateman-worthy calling card.

  7. Viginti_tres's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    Clouzot cloning Howard Hawks. Interesting mix of his meticulous tension and madcap farce. Doesn't always work, but there are some magic moments.

  8. Jason's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    It would be perfectly reasonable to argue that in the 1930s France had the most vital national cinema going. During the 40s, however, while Hollywood, aided by a bevy of European exiles, was flourishing, France was mired by a suppressive occupation. It is in this context that we much appreciate Clouzot's phenomenally fun (and decidedly sly) marvel. It is a total gem and clearly a major influence on Chabrol.

  9. darth_david@msn.com's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    Excellent, magnifique, movie. Clouzot is a master in his own right!

  10. Superfrog's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    Some pretty decent self descriptions, and an overall entertaining film, visually and scenically. Not that strong on script.

  11. Pierre.F's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    Premier film de Clouzot. C'est pas mal.

  12. BUSTER TIERNEY's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    3,7/5 Un pur divertissement avec la pléiade habituelle de seconds rôles truculents. C'est aussi une leçon d'histoire des mœurs et de l'esprit colonialiste d'une certaine époque : les opinions sur les femmes, sur les "nègres" et autres "vampires zoulous" ; ce qui pourrait hérisser le poil de tout panda qui se respecte.

  13. azoulay's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    Suzy Delaire est épatante de vitalité, Fresnay fait de son mieux, et l'ensemble avance de bon train même si le scénario, un peu plan plan, découvre trop ses ficelles, on s'amuse du jeu de cet aréopage d'acteurs français, on s'inquiète de l'insouciance de l'auteur en pleine occupation...et puis qui finira du mauvais bord

  14. Ma-rewind's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    Rythme, répliques et lumières... Parfait !

  15. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    I was a bit overwhelmed by the mad hijinks going on. Everyone was a bit over the top. It was like a mashup of 'Bringing up Baby', Hitchcock's 'The Lodger', 'Peeping Tom', and a Hollywood musical. Which is why it was confusing.

  16. Log Lady's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    Pleasantly surprised by Clouzot's debut film. Despite being used to darker approaches in his later works, the balance between a mystery and a comedy is well executed, and the eccentric characters add more spice to the concoction. Recommended, and not only for Clouzot completionists.

  17. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

  18. José Neves's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    First version of a fiction that will find with Hugo Christensen a much more cinematic one, with a more agile camera, but although there is a more theatrical tendency in this, actually the dialogue and the quality of the actors maintain the interest, making it a lighter movie, well integrated in the best French cinema of its time. The subjective camera here identifies the killer look...

  19. Ethan's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    This could be considered one of Clouzot's lighter films. It has all those dark elements of a Clouzot film but it deals with them in a more playful manner, which makes this a nice little thriller.

  20. Matt Schlee's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    Clouzot was such a master of suspense, possible second to only Hitchcock, that it's important to view this film in the context of being his directorial debut. It had a lot of excitement and many captivating moments, there were just a few times when I felt that Clouzot missed opportunities in the story. The characters simply make too many irrational decisions. That said, it's still a wildly entertaining movie.

  21. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    Pas mal pour 75 balais, tient encore bien la route !

  22. RoRoRoro's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

  23. Simon Reid's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    The cast of eccentric characters who comprise the other residents at the boarding house (and therefore Inspector Wens' suspects in his search for 'Monsieur Durand') are great fun. Overall it's one of most successful balances of comedy with a genuine thriller that I can call to mind. One favourite exchange of mine is when Wens' girlfriend Mila offers to pick his blackheads to cheer him up.

  24. Bruce Edwards's rating of the film The Murderer Lives at Number 21

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