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Gaslight

8.0
7,476
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Synopsis
Gregory Anton (Boyer) is a smooth and cunning gentleman who seduces and marries the gullible Paula Alquist (Bergman). They take up residence in Paula's childhood home, long abandoned since the murder of her aunt years previously. After an all too brief period of honeymoon bliss, Paula begins to believe she is losing her grasp on sanity, and it is only the determination of a young detective (Joseph Cotten) that eventually intervenes -- ... [+]
Author Review
United StatesUnited States The Hollywood Reporter "Miss Bergman is indescribably lovely (...) Boyer's performance of the husband is really brilliant (...) Direction by George Cukor is ever a display of fine craftsmanship."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Bosley Crowther
The New York Times
"[Boyer and Bergman] play their roles right to the hilt (...) Much of the fearful immediacy of the play is sadly lost in the film."  NEU
United StatesUnited States M
Eric Henderson
Slant
"For all the passion director George Cukor and Bergman attempt to stuff into the creaky domestic premise, 'Gaslight' ultimately adds up to very little in the psychological mind-fuck department (…) Rating: ★★½ (out of 4)"  NEU
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
"It's a bit dated now, but still has much to offer, notably George Cukor's intelligent direction (...) [It] offers the radiant Bergman an opportunity that she seizes with both hands (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
"One of the few psychological thrillers that is genuinely psychological, depending on subtle clues — a gesture, an intonation (...) Boyer and Bergman are superb"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Almar Haflidason
BBC
"Fabulously atmospheric (...) Bergman's memorable performance won her an Oscar (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Peter Tonguette
The Wall Street Journal
"A chilling look into human psychology"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
April Wolfe
LA Weekly
"I love the film and its performances from Ingrid Bergman and a young Angela Lansbury"  POS
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