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10 Rillington Place

drama, thrillers


This is the horrifying true account of John Reginald Christie, whose crimes and subsequent trial summarily ended capital punishment in Britain.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    67%
  • Audience Score
    88%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: an unsettling reminder that, more often than not, it is not overly clever traps but rather people who kill people.

- Chris Cabin, Filmcritic.com, Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rotten:

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten:

- Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Not the fastest moving of films, but based on a true story, it's an intriguing watch. Attenborough was very good in this sinister role and for the time of it's release, it managed to show enough of the story to give a gruelling account of the case.

- 76Majikat, Friday, July 29, 2011

5 stars

Immediately one of the greatest films I have ever seen. I feel so privileged that I was able to see this film on the big screen. It starts with the wonderful Richard Attenborough being a sick little puppy. Set during the war, in a policeman's unifrom, offering medical help to a young woman. Attenborough is everything that someone should trust. A calm English man that offers you tea. Next, he's murdering the woman with gas, and not a hint of remorse. The film jumps forward 5 years, and introduces a tragic couple. They are about to have a baby, but cannot afford one. This sparks Attenborough's killing side, and he offers to perform an abortion. The film becomes a tense and depressing thriller that outlines the problems with capital punishment. It's sad as it's a battle of wits, but one of the protagonists has no wits to battle with. Attenborough is one of the most chilling and disturbing villains I've ever seen. The claustrophobic setting, the invasion of someones life, and the heartless deception, are just some of the great things about this movie. As it finished on a freeze frame we hear heavy breathing, next the credits scroll silently. Everyone in the cinema stood up in silence as though they had just been punched and winded. This film had more dread and a bigger impact than any I can recall.

- kiriyamakazou, Saturday, May 7, 2011

4 stars

Excellent fact-based crime drama that avoids sensationalism for a more subtle approach, but retains the psychological darkness you'd expect from a serial killer movie. This movie proves life is stranger than fiction, and nothing beats a well made movie of a true horrendous crime. As a side note: I have read that these events helped abolish the death sentence in England. I can believe it, cuz a story likes this really makes you ponder this issue.

- itsjustme2004, Tuesday, December 21, 2010