Interesting because it is a classic. The studio-sets are something to see. But in the end the movie is a bit boring. Movie making has changed so much in the past half century. I have recently watched a few Hitchcock classics. In comparison to modern methods the acting is stilted. The love scenes were like brother and sister kissing. The people do not seem real. The plots are contrived. It's called a thriller but the action is not thrilling.
An advertising executive’s life is put in danger when he is mistaken for a FBI agent by foreign spies. A pretty good spy thriller from Hitchcock which is let down by the numerous holes in the plot. The scene between Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint on the train are priceless and worth the ticket. 3.5 stars
Classic Hitchcock.Worth a watch.
An oldie but a goodie. Very entertaining.
3 and half stars are needed here. Good movie, liked the pace of it and Cary Grant is great. Love the way they dressed back then. Loved the girl in it. Loved the Hitchcock quirkiness. The ending was a bit abrupt but refreshing compared to some overdramatic stuff of hollywood today. Enjoyable film.
This movie gets better every time I see. A classic which is just as good everytime you see it and it's even better in colour! A must see.
Dated but entertaining thriller about an ordinary man caught up in mistaken identity. The plot keeps twisting and turning and there are amusing one-liners. A well-made movie although some of the sets looked like movie sets. And what's more they have that classic metaphor in the last scene where the train goes into a tunnel!
Worth Watching - Not bad, funny in the beginning and exciting at the end.
A convoluted plot involving an advertising executive being involved in mistaken identity, with a man who doesn't exist, with a wrongful arrest and with a murder that turns out not to be a murder. Cary Grant is totally convincing as the guy mistaken for a spy, Eve Marie Saint, oozing sex-appeal, is the highly seductive decoy whom he can't resist, and James Mason the suave villain who is able to undermine adversaries with his measured tones. Highly entertaining with an ending just a little over the top.
Selected it due to the high ratings, can see how it once was a classic but we found it a bit tame compared to today's standards which is to be expected. Cary Grant is always good but storyline and scenery pretty basic. Expected more did'nt get it.
I watched it again for the gazillionth time. What a ride! Hitchcock must have foreseen that one day moviegoers would only have a ten minutes attention span. The plot keeps twisting and turning but still you keep with the unfortunate Roger Thornhill, brilliantly underplayed by Cary Grant. Favourite scene: when Roger stuffs up the auction by calling out random numbers. I adore this picture!
Wonderful, classic movie with great although dated acting, and fantastic action scenes given the state of technology at that time. We did catch Alfred's cameo appearance.
I never cease enjoying "North by Northwest". A great movie with excellent acting, and terrific action scenes, given the state of the art facilities. On reflection, many of the social factors are quite amusing when viewed in 2005. We caught Alfred Hitchcocks little cameo!
A wonderful plot, wonderful cast, brilliant director and for it's era brilliant stunts.