I remember watching this on video the first day it came out and thinking back then that it was extremely clever. I think they pulled off the Hitchcock style of mystery and the choice of casting was very much about the 90s. Even the mobile phone looks ancient now lol. I enjoyed watching it a second time, a very classy film.
A wonderful Hitchcockian type thriller with some superb performances. I saw this in the cinema and I had to buy on DVD it's THAT good. A fantastically brutal kitchen set piece and a brilliant ending are the high points. The actors here spark off each other nicely. And it's always fun to see Hercule Poirot (sp?).
This updated version of "Dial M For Murder" is a gripping story. Always loving the original since seeing it in my childhood, meant I was probably going to be onto a winner - and it didn't disappoint. This film will never rate in anyone's top ten, however it is worth bringing out every so often to watch.
But it is happiness to watch this film! This is the kind of movie I could watch many times over. There is nothing mind blowing, just a well paced, well crafted thriller from the end of the 90's, and who doesn't like seeing Michael Douglas as the bad Guy!? For just a few pence second hand, check it out!
A solid reworking of a Hitchcock classic although my only criticism is why would two people from very different socio-economic backgrounds in very different apartments at very different parts of town have similar shaped keys. The story hinges on this and it is too weak for me.
A great movie and great acting.I especially enjoyed some of the twists in the storyline. Its a shame they didn't have more scenes with the fantastic David Suchet, bit of a missed opportunity there. But this movie is well worth the download.