Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: May 28, 1954
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michaelrOct 10, 2007
Dial M for Murder is one of those Hitchcock films that you can't sit still for do to all the captivating scenes, and this movie is one of the reasons that Hitchcock remains to be number one on my top ten directors list.
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ZegilgameshJan 8, 2013
Paced superbly with thrilling climax and the standard **** finesse, Dial M for Murder is a surprisingly enchanting for a movie that is mostly spoken word.
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MovieGuysJul 20, 2014
Dial M For Murder is a timeless classic Hitchcock thriller that is suspenseful and well-made, just as you'd expect. The performances, the story, and the faithfulness to the play are all there.
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Duke_NukemOct 12, 2015
A nice suspenseful movie by Alfred Hitchcock. This tale about a cheating wife and her husband with a plan to kill her has been remade in 1998 under the title A Perfect Murder with Michael Douglas. Both films are very good and have a beautifulA nice suspenseful movie by Alfred Hitchcock. This tale about a cheating wife and her husband with a plan to kill her has been remade in 1998 under the title A Perfect Murder with Michael Douglas. Both films are very good and have a beautiful leading lady: Grace Kelly and Gwyneth Paltrow. Expand
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GuyROct 18, 2007
One of my favourite Hitchies. The cast is superb. And it's Grace Kelly, who was always beautifully photographed by Hitch.
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JayHAug 30, 2009
Excellent Alfred Hitchcock suspense thriller, and it is brimming with his classic touches. Great atmosphere and the pace is excellent, well produced. Grace Kelly is terrific as the innocent wife, Ray Milland does a good job as well.
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imthenoobNov 3, 2016
It is based off a play so the film is sort of play-like. The cast is essentially just down to Milland, Kelly and Cummings and they all give strong performances from start to finish. Without a doubt one of my favorite Hitchcock films and stillIt is based off a play so the film is sort of play-like. The cast is essentially just down to Milland, Kelly and Cummings and they all give strong performances from start to finish. Without a doubt one of my favorite Hitchcock films and still stands up after all these years. Expand
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InductivistJun 26, 2012
Every step engrosses. This is candy for the analytic brain. It looks great. Kelly is angelic, but Milland and Williams shine. I'm so depressed when I consider what pictures in this genre are like now.
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askewreviewsJun 29, 2013
Dial M for Murder depicts the carrying out and consequences of a husband's perfect murder scheme. The dialogue is fast-paced, witty and excellently delivered by the entire cast. This is fortunate because Dial M for Murder is a veryDial M for Murder depicts the carrying out and consequences of a husband's perfect murder scheme. The dialogue is fast-paced, witty and excellently delivered by the entire cast. This is fortunate because Dial M for Murder is a very dialogue-heavy film. It pulls you in, and though the climax occurs early you are kept guessing as to how events will turn out until the very end. By no means is this finest film but it is still brilliant in its own right. Expand
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chwApr 10, 2015
Dial M for Murder was pure Hitchcock, just like Vertigo, Psycho, North by Northwest etc. It wasn't his very best, but it damn sure was a very great movie.
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kyle20ellisMar 14, 2022
Alfred Hitchcock is a wonderful director, directing classics such as Psycho, North by Northwest and Rebecca. While not his best, Dial M For Murder has so much to recommend it. First of all, is the breathtaking cinematography, which is nearlyAlfred Hitchcock is a wonderful director, directing classics such as Psycho, North by Northwest and Rebecca. While not his best, Dial M For Murder has so much to recommend it. First of all, is the breathtaking cinematography, which is nearly always the best thing in a Hitchcock film. The script is a gem, showing that you are capable of anything, and most of the time, it is very tense and rarely slips. That said, my only complaint, is that one or two scenes such as the ending do fall flat, compared to the rest of the film. However, the film also has a wonderful music score, and fantastic performances from the entire cast. Ray Milland, an actor I really want to get more familiar with, is excellent as Tony Wendice, the husband planning to murder his wife, and make it a perfect murder. As Margot, the beautiful Grace Kelly is the picture of beauty and vulnerability in a wonderful understated performance, perhaps outshining her co-star. Everyone else acquitted themselves well too, even Robert Cummings as Mark Halliday and John Williams as Inspector Hubbard. Overall, an excellent film, not Hitchcock's best, but well looking out for. 9/10 Bethany Cox. Expand
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akshatmahajanNov 19, 2021
I have been watching Alfred Hitchcock's movie nowadays. His movies are so different and fun to watch. He made movies which were ahead of it's time including this one.

This movie had everything a crime mystery drama should have. It was nicely
I have been watching Alfred Hitchcock's movie nowadays. His movies are so different and fun to watch. He made movies which were ahead of it's time including this one.

This movie had everything a crime mystery drama should have. It was nicely made. The direction, performances by the actors, story.... everything was good. There is thrill and suspense till the end. Movie tries to confuse you due to which you are unable to predict the ending.

There were some things that I didn't like about the movie. First, movie started in uneven manner. It takes time to figure out what is happening. Second, the conclusion part was little bit confusing to understand. Other than that it's a good watch.

Overall, it is a good crime drama thriller which will keep you bounded till the end.
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