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Must See for Fans of Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder".
on July 6, 2016
Really quite a remarkable remake of Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder". The main plot remains the same (husband wants rich, unfaithful wife to be killed for her money), but all characters have been rewritten (and are acted) to excellent effect and many elements and subplots reinvented very cleverly. I loved David Suchet as the policeman investigating, with his apparently Muslim background, and Gwyneth Paltrow, wife-to-be-murdered, with her job as a UN translator, who speaks everyone's language. Viggo Mortensen as the wife's lover was certainly more attractive and persuasive to me than was Robert Cummings in "Dial M..." I dislike the term currently in vogue, "reboot" for the remake of a classic film. Such films do not restart one's computer. This is one of the best remakes of a classic film I've seen in many decades. If you've ever seen "Dial M..." and liked it, this is a must see for you.