Piss poor


I was hugely disappointed with this.

I love Hitch. He made some of my all time favourite films, such as Vertigo, Psycho, North by Northwest, Rear Window, Dial M for Murder. All absolute classics.

But this is a very inferior effort from the Master. Tedious plot, poor pacing, and characters it's hard to care about. I was really bored and found the whole thing very stagey, awkward and uninvolving.

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I thoroughly disagree. Man Who Knew Too Much may not be an absolute masterpiece like Psycho or Vertigo, but it certainly ranks right up there with Dial M for Murder. I don't agree that the plot was tedious and the characters were hard to care about. I totally felt how much Ben and Jo loved Hank, how much they would do anything to get him back. No thrillers today features parents that can duplicate the urgency and hysteria on Doris when she found out about Hank. Ben was an ideal man / father who sucks it all up, all of his own pain and anguish just to make sure things get done, and he gets Hank back to his mom.

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I agree with your criticisms but I think Hitch is overrated in general. I've seen all the films you named and Rear Window and Dial M were the only ones I really enjoyed--and even then I wouldn't call them masterpieces.

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Hitchcock overrated? I can't believe it! I love this movie! I can't imagine anything more terrifying than having your child disappear in a foreign country while you are surrounded by weird things that seem too coincidental to be accidents. I've been watching Hitchcock's movies and TV shows my whole life, and in my opinion he is a genius.

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Its not his finest hour - see my entry on goofs.

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