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Beautiful Laura Hunt is found shot to death in her apartment. Hard nosed Lieutenant Mark McPherson is assigned as the lead investigator for the case. As he gets into the investigation, he learns that all the men in her life were in love with her including her fiancé Shelby Carpenter, and the women either loved her as a person or were envious and jealous of the attention she received from men. As he questions the suspects and witnesses, ... [+]
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
"Less a crime film than a study in levels of obsession, Laura is one of those classic works that leave their subject matter behind and live on the strength of their seductive style"  POS
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The New York Times
"A murder mystery possessing (...) sustained suspense, good acting and caustically brittle dialogue"  POS
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Nick Schager
"[A] masterfully complex—and frequently campy—portrait of all-consuming romantic self-delusion (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
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Roger Ebert
"Contrived, artificial, mannered, and yet achieving a kind of perfection in its balance between low motives and high style (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
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Richard Brody
The New Yorker
"'Laura' (...) isn’t his first feature as a director, but it’s the first film that bears the mark of his artistry."  POS
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Les Fabian Brathwaite
"[It] turns the film noir on its ear while still weaving one of the most engaging and stylish mysteries to ever grace the silver screen"  POS
United StatesUnited States Variety "Situations neatly dovetail and are always credible. Developments, surprising as they come, are logical. The dialog is honest, real and adult."  POS
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Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian
"It's a fascinating whodunnit-noir with a superb 'coup de cinéma' halfway through (...) Laura is still every bit as gripping (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
"The mystery itself emerges in a fairly straightforward fashion (...) but more compelling is the gallery of personalities Preminger gives us (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
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