Universal Pictures | Release Date: January 15, 1943 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Universal acclaim based on 15 Critic Reviews
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15
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Shadow is the acme of Hitchcock's special principal of dramatic counterpoint. The surface is sunny and buoyant; dark, deadly currents flow underneath. [26 Nov 1999, p.A]
100
Orlando SentinelCrosby Day
Shadow of a Doubt is considered to be director Alfred Hitchcock's best American film. Hitchcock himself regarded it so. [02 Aug 1998, p.60]
90
TimeStaff (Not Credited)
88
Boston GlobeMichael Bowen
Hitchcock at his cynical best. [18 Sept 1988, p.87]
88
It's a fine mix of suspense and character study. [02 Mar 1990, p.G41]
70
It's very well worked out in terms of character and it has a sustained grip, but it certainly isn't as much fun as several of his other films.