Deathtrap

Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8

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Critic Reviews

  1. 75
    Deathtrap is a wonderful windup fiction machine with a few modest ambitions: It wants to mislead us at every turn, confound all our expectations, and provide at least one moment when we levitate from our seats and come down screaming.
  2. 70
    One can still appreciate the professionalism with which Levin crafted them and the larky spirits with which the performers force the suspension of incredulity.
  3. The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    63
    As a psychological thriller, it's not so much either thrilling or psychological as it is wonderfully absurd. [25 Mar 1982]
  4. Deathtrap falls short of the classic potential it would obviously like to have. Still, it's a jaunty entertainment, by and large.
  5. This is an extremely faithful film adaptation of Ira Levin's gimmicky stage play.
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  1. CRL
    Sep 2, 2011
    6
    Deathtrap does have one virtue to counterbalance its ridiculously convoluted plot... it's guaranteed that you won't figure out the endingDeathtrap does have one virtue to counterbalance its ridiculously convoluted plot... it's guaranteed that you won't figure out the ending until the final curtain drops. Full Review »