‘To Catch a Thief’: The First Boring Alfred Hitchcock Film

Alfred Hitchcock is an amazing movie maker, clearly, and I love all of his movies…however, To Catch a Thief was actually kind of boring. Straying away from the riveting murders and thrilling plot points, To Catch a Thief is more of a romantic endeavor featuring a match made in Hollywood heaven with graceful Grace Kelly and “handsome” Cary Grant playing the two romantic leads.

The movie’s best scene was the one between Grant’s John and Kelly’s Frances during their nighttime date in her apartment. The cinematography was beautiful in that scene, the cat-and-mouse sexual tension between the two characters was at an all-time high, and the nice playback between the characters’ moment of passion and the fireworks display outside was a nice touch.

However, I ultimately fell asleep on the last thirty minutes of the movie, waking up just in time to see the conclusion of the film. The film’s plot–A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his innocence after being suspected of returning to his former occupation–never delivered any moments that were that interesting.

All in all, I’ll give this movie 4 out of 5 stars and 89 out of 100.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

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