Notorious | 1946    

Updated April 3, 2021

Summary & Info

Notorious
Feeling guilty after her German father is convicted of treason against the US, a woman (Ingrid Bergman) is persuaded by a government agent (Cary Grant) to use her infamy in order to spy on Nazis operating out of Brazil. Her mission becomes fraught with complications when she is instructed to seduce a Nazi leader, while also falling in love with the American agent. Cast: Claude Rains and Louis Calhern. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [1:41 – NR]

Dueling Critics

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“Notorious is a masterclass of suspense, romance and technical craft…Whether this is Tetzlaff’s flowing camera around the film’s rich interiors or Hitchcock’s famous ability to build suspense out of thin air, ‘Notorious’ is a phenomenally rich experience whether it is on the first or the hundredth viewing. Hitchcock’s most emotionally nuanced and most adult depiction of relationships feels as vital as ever.”
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“Despite it’s many positive attributes, however, Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Notorious,’ which progresses at a seriously deliberate pace, suffers from a watchable yet rarely engrossing vibe that persists throughout the overlong running time – with the movie boasting only a small handful of truly captivating sequences. ”

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Notorious | 1946

    

Updated April 3, 2021

Critical Consensus

Dueling Critics

thumbs-up“Notorious is a masterclass of suspense, romance and technical craft…Whether this is Tetzlaff’s flowing camera around the film’s rich interiors or Hitchcock’s famous ability to build suspense out of thin air, ‘Notorious’ is a phenomenally rich experience whether it is on the first or the hundredth viewing. Hitchcock’s most emotionally nuanced and most adult depiction of relationships feels as vital as ever.”
thumbs-up“Despite it’s many positive attributes, however, Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Notorious,’ which progresses at a seriously deliberate pace, suffers from a watchable yet rarely engrossing vibe that persists throughout the overlong running time – with the movie boasting only a small handful of truly captivating sequences. ”

Summary & Info

Notorious
Feeling guilty after her German father is convicted of treason against the US, a woman (Ingrid Bergman) is persuaded by a government agent (Cary Grant) to use her infamy in order to spy on Nazis operating out of Brazil. Her mission becomes fraught with complications when she is instructed to seduce a Nazi leader, while also falling in love with the American agent. Cast: Claude Rains and Louis Calhern. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [1:41 – NR]

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