Updated: Oct 12
Rear Window (1954)
One Word Review: Engrossing!
Disclaimer: No Spoiler Ahead.
Well, what can I say about this movie? It's a critically acclaimed and highly rated movie of the Hollywood's Golden Era. So, let me get started right away.
It’s a great movie and the genre is suspenseful. The three acts: exposition, confrontation and resolution are well served in the most captivating way you can imagine. The story takes some time to build on, introducing a variety of characters to denote different aspects of our nature. You get to experience the movie not as a viewer but as the protagonist. The whole event of the movie unravels in an astonishing way that you tend to become the protagonist.
I had this movie in my list of must-watch films, and I didn’t have a clue or idea of what the movie was about. So, I started watching with an empty mind, and as the movie progressed I became engrossed, needing to know what’s gonna happen next. That’s what a great movie does to you, keeps you at the edge of the seat and leaves you thrilled.
At times, briefly exploring voyeurism, Rear Window is considered to be one of the masterpiece of the director’s profuse creations. The cast has performed exceptionally well to suit the needs of the story which is highly commendable. The film still stands to this day as a cult classic.
Favorite Movie Quote:
Intelligence. Nothing has caused the human race so much trouble as intelligence.