Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity ★★★★★

Excuse me, what the f*ck??!1?

”Double Indemnity” is a movie I cannot believe I haven't seen earlier: it needs to be counted among the best films ever created, in my humble opinion. The film's single flaw may lie in the way the romance was built up, which may appear to be rather abrupt at certain points of the movie, and I wouldn't even count that as a flaw, because as the story flows along, you will realize that every single moment of the dialogues, the movements, the actions makes total sense. And the film itself? It's absolutely brilliant. Perfection at its greatest level, an execution so sharp and thrilling and compelling that it will knock you off your feet, to speak openly. Barbara Stanwyck gives a flawless performance as the scheming Phyllis Dietrichson, accompanied by Fred MacMurray who may be the weaker actor of the pair, but has enough charisma to pull off working alongside someone like Stanwyck. Edward G. Robinson and Jean Heather do a great job in the supporting cast as well.


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