Deathtrap

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Released 1982

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Director:
Sidney Lumet
Released:
1982
Rating:
PG
Deathtrap is a wickedly amusing who'll-do-it starring Golden Globe-nominee Christopher Reeve ("Superman"), Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Michael Caine ("Hannah and Her Sisters," "Little Voice") and Dyan Cannon ("Heaven Can Wait," "Honeysuckle Rose"). A tale of intrigue directed by Sidney Lumet ("Guilty As Sin," "Dog Day Afternoon"), and based on the play by Ira Levin ("Sliver," "Rosemary's Baby," "A Kiss Before Dying," "The Stepford Wives").

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  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Deathtrap is a wonderful windup fiction machine with a few modest ambitions: It wants to mislead us at every turn, confound all our expectations, and provide at least one moment wh...

  • 63

    TV Guide

    This is an extremely faithful film adaptation of Ira Levin's gimmicky stage play.

  • 40

    Variety

    Despite its intermittently amusing dialog, however, Deathtrap comes across as a minor entertainment, cleverness of which cannot conceal its essential artificiality when blown up on...

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