North by Northwest

North by Northwest

Wow. I hate to be "that guy", but yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn. I can't believe this was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, what an absolute bore! Full of silly, dumb, unlikely, meaningless, tensionless, long winded, halfassed crap, this movie never ends. I had to divide it over three nights to make it through the whole thing, and that sure didn't help as it kept dragging along with more far fetched nonsense. I'm damn near inclined to give it half a star, but I guess that scene with the biplane (why the hell would you kill someone with a biplane?) is pretty well made. But even that scene has about ten minutes of Cary Grant standing around looking at buses and cars before anything happens. That's not tension, that's a coma.