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Year
1936
Runtime
76 min.
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genre
Thriller
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
10,144
Checks
3,284
Favs
120
Dislikes
24
Favs/checks
3.7% (1:27)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    For some reason, I thought Hitchcock had remade Sabotage as Saboteur, but no, they have nothing to do with one another. Saboteur was one of his "falsely accused man" stories, while Sabotage really follows the actual saboteur, the clueless people in his life, and the copper trying to stop him. The year is 1936, so this isn't right off the heels of Hitchcock's silent films, and yet it feels like a bridge between silent and sound. What he learned in one medium - in particular the use of silence - is used to create tension and mystery in the other. Worth watching on the basis of technique alone. There are a number of interesting supporting characters, another Hitchcock staple, like the pet store man, to enliven things up. What drags the film down somewhat is John Loder's detective. What an absolute ass. He thinks he's the hero of this story, but he's too much of a jerk for that. No, the real draw is Sylvia Sidney as the saboteur's young wife. It's all on her. 4 years 10 months ago
  2. abemad's avatar

    abemad

    Not the best Hitchcock, but it has a couple of memorable scenes. The opening scene is great and the climax scene towards the end is also extraordinary 12 years 3 months ago
  3. caley's avatar

    caley

    This one was weird. Characters reacting in strange ways. There was some signature Hitchcock stuff (The build-up to the explosion, in particular) but it was a bit of an odd little film. 13 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #45 in Time Out's The 100 Best British Films
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  2. This movie ranks #123 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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