Ce poème étincelant et sombre, nous fascine par la beauté éblouissante de sa réalisation, la sensibilité exacerbée de son propos et l'inoubliable puissance de son histoire. Certainement un des dix meilleurs films de tous les temps qui garde religieusement une place à part dans l'histoire du cinéma mondial... www.cinefiches.com
La storia è narrata in maniera sublime, con uno sviluppo strutturato in maniera intelligente e appassionante. Il cattivo resta impresso per via del suo spessore psicologico. Bella ambientazione. Finale dai toni liberatori e toccanti.Personaggi dell'ottimo spessore.La regia è sublime, grazie ad uno studio ottimo delle scene, che si caricano di una forza rara. Fotografia da manuale, con inquadrature perfette e ispirate
Yes, by far, one of the creepiest films out there. A great killer and some adorable little kids on the run in this mad fantasia of a psychological horror film. My only downside - I though it was a little low on tension. There could have been a little more urgency and pace, but that's partly my addled internet brain demanding more edits to keep me from checking facebook.
'Night of the Hunter' was not the film that I thought it would be, however, it ended up being something far more surprising; going from a gothic thriller to then a heart-warming tale very reminiscent of 'Tom Sawyer'. Stanley Cortez's cinematography really helps draw out Robert Mitchum's brilliant performance. Yet, the ending could have been better, something along the lines of how 'M' ended would have sufficed.
Red flags should have went up when Mitchum failed miserably at explaining the story of good and evil. Seemed like he was about to give this well reasoned over rehearsed speech but it broke down into some loony raving involving hand wringing. Anywho. Amazing experimental film
An absolute masterpiece...until the last 15 minutes. Stylistically it's breathtaking with the expressionistic lighting, peculiar set design & the striking fairy-tale overtones. Of course, a majority of its brilliance stems from Mitchum's evil preacher- Would you like me to tell you the little story of right-hand/left-hand? The ending disrupts the tone & atmosphere which is a huge shame, as otherwise it's mesmerising.