Rear Window

Rear Window
Rear Window
  • PG
  • 1h 52m
  • 1954
Certified Fresh100%
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None of Hitchcock's films has ever given a clearer view of his genius for suspense than Rear Window. When professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors play out across the courtyard. When he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his glamorous socialite girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events… Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in all of film history.
© 1954 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh100%
Critics Consensus: Hitchcock exerted full potential of suspense in this masterpiece.
Reviews
New Yorker
Michael Sragow
Fresh

It's one of Alfred Hitchcock's inspired audience-participation films: watching it, you feel titill...

January 29, 2019
TIME Magazine
Fresh

Just possibly the second most entertaining picture (after The 39 Steps) ever made by Alfred Hitchc...

June 21, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Fresh

Of all Hitchcock's films, this is the one which most reveals the man.

June 21, 2017
Houston Chronicle
Jeff Millar
Fresh

The deliciousness of watching the film as it's intended to be seen is that the big screen gives Re...

January 29, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Hitchcock masterpiece stars peeping Jimmy Stewart.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Rear Window, considered a classic Alfred Hitchcock mystery, reflects the social and ethical values of the 1950s when it was made. Characters drink and smoke frequently; the men often leer at pretty women; and the film is set in an all-white urban neighborhood. The theme of the film, however, has currency. It's about voyeurism -- spying on unaware neighbors, jumping to conclusions about those neighbors, and acting impulsively. One suspenseful scene finds the wheelchair-bound hero in physical jeopardy from an attacker who may be a murderer who dismembered his wife. A dog is found dead with its neck broken.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:September 1, 1954
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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