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Year
1936
Runtime
76 min.
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genre
Thriller
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
10,144
Checks
3,072
Favs
107
Dislikes
23
Favs/checks
3.5% (1:29)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. 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. 10 years 4 months ago
  2. imokaylarry's avatar

    imokaylarry

    Just to add a counter-point to some of the other comments, for me this is one of Hitchcock's best. His earlier films are particularly expressionistic and oneiric, with wonderful imagery but with his tools of suspense already applied in full force. Sabotage is particularly notable for the 'stabbing' scene, which I consider not only one of Hitchcock's best but one of the best scenes in cinema history - but it's surrounded by other little bits of brilliance that get overlooked. For example, the subtly devastating scene when Mrs Verloc sits down to laugh at the cartoon. Hitchcock may have not been fully developed in some ways at this point, but Sabotage is the peak of a pure and expressionistic style developed in the silent years that faded as his career went on - yet never went away completely. 4 years ago
  3. 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 9 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #46 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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