What’s interesting is that the problems that this movie has-the datedness, the corny dialogue, the occasional Shatner-esque levels of scenery chewing-don’t disappear over its course, they just cease to matter by the time you reach the climax. Legitimately one of the most well structured films I’ve ever seen. Also, you can practically sink your teeth into the homoerotic tension between Brandon and Phillip.
innovative and interesting approach in film-making. the use of long takes, camera movements through the setting and the choreographed cast make this a very strong technical achievement. however, i thought the film didn't look carefully after the actual story and the characters' morals which could be advanced upon.
I wanted to like it but I found it incredibly awkward and uninvolving. While Granger and Dall are fine enough, Stewart is mysteriously miscast and quite boring. Hitchcock's first Technicolor effort displays a disappointingly dull pallet and the gimmicky experimental technique makes the film stagey and awkward.
Truly brilliant! Hitchcock is a master and "Rope" easily belongs with his best works. In this film his impressive control over 'suspense-narration' is revealed in pure form. He turns a simple premise in to a tense and great cinematic experience - within the limitations of an apartments four walls. Impressive!