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/10
2,897 Ratings

Marnie

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
United States, 1964
Thriller

Synopsis

When Mark falls obsessively in love with Marnie, an icy pathological liar and common thief, he blackmails her into marrying him. However, he soon discovers that she has severe psychological issues, and he resolves to help her come to terms with her past trauma.

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Marnie Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Marnie is fascinating, because Hitchcock seems to have no control here. He’s beholden to his worst curiosities and sexual perversions, and there’s a moral unsureness about how to film characters like Rutland, who do obviously terrible things, because he still has sympathy for him, even if he probably shouldn’t.
October 01, 2018
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Marnie" isn’t a horror movie, but it’s a movie of horrors, and those horrors are all connected to sex. If there’s one constant in Hitchcock’s career, it’s sex… as the engine of human society at both its best (its occasional acts of heroism) and its worst (the crimes that he films with such cunning and such unnerving relish). Hedren’s performance is one of the greatest in the history of cinema, and it’s inseparable from the pathology of Hitchcock’s approach to her, personal and cinematic.
August 17, 2016
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A lushly psychosexual kammerspiel of confounding logorrhea, rich sociopathy and boundless perversity. A failure at release, the film has traveled with the underground, characteristically sneaky, unsettling but shadowy magnetism of an anomaly, a director at his zenith stumbling, an actress trapped and accosted, a film as stiff, stylized, and uncontainable as Dreyer’s Gertud.
November 06, 2015
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What are people saying?

  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film Marnie

    A film I watch again and again with the same pleasure. After 60 seconds, you know that you're seeing a film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. This is Style, this is Class. The shot of the street where is living Tippi Hedren's mother is mythical. Strongly recommended.

  • SpacePirate's rating of the film Marnie

    One of Hitch's most cerebral efforts, a bit like his attempt at a Bergman-esque film. Hedren and Connery have nice chemistry, and Diane Baker provides great supporting work in a limited role. This one has all the hallmarks of a Hitch film, just more subdued and requiring deeper attn from the viewer. I liked it but the folks I saw it with did not, so a polarizing one, but prob his best 60's effort after Birds. 4 stars

  • smndvdcl's rating of the film Marnie

    One of Hitchcock's (the arch-psychiatrist of cinema's) lesser known masterpieces. His near-telepathic ability to pinpoint the frailties of a person's psyche, was a blessing and a curse; notorious for deeply offending actresses just before a take in order to gain the most authentic response; thinly veiled misogyny from an obsessive director requiring the muse of a siren to stir his creative impulses...

  • Warren Spratley's rating of the film Marnie

    MARNIE's depths are so obviously endless that it renders such a small piece of writing as this rather impotent. What a fragile picture, balanced so unusually between Hollywood classicism & European modernism! Character triangularity abounds, a spinning web of psychological associations. As often w/ Hitchcock, the themes of sexuality, trauma, & ambivalence towards remedies haunt everything. "I am Marnie" - Robin Wood

  • Jason's rating of the film Marnie

    The psychosexual exemplar from the master of form, illogic, and the irreal. But it's real, man. If you don't learn this lesson I promise you that you will live a kind of living hell, and so will yr beloved, until one of you dies.

  • Jesse Furgurson's rating of the film Marnie

    Glad Marnie had that psychological breakthrough. At last, she can begin to enjoy her marriage with the man who blackmailed and raped her.

  • Joriah Goad's rating of the film Marnie

    This is Grade A Hitchcock. One of his purest attempts of psychological cinema; channeling that Vertigo pathology with spells of neurotic hallucination. I can't help but think of Hitchcock in the position of Connery here, desperately attempting to win over his impossible blondes over hostage picnics and bondage retreats. I'm convinced that Connery's mock titled reading material is in reference to Hitch's own study.

  • Jake Cole's rating of the film Marnie

    Like a lost silent film discovered & instantly colorized and synched to sound. Along with The Birds, Marnie showcases Hitch working with pure cinema, and Tippi Hedren's recent public airing of her torment at his hands makes the relatively rounded, sympathetic views of her characters in the two films all the more tragic and upsetting. But they are also linked by perfectly ordered disorder, among Hitch's greatest works

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