Lifeboat

directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Category: "Suspense"
Year of Release:1944
Date Added:01/30/2008
Description:During WWII, a ship is torpedoed by a German submarine. A small group of passengers manage to board a lifeboat. Their survival is complicated when they pick up one more person — the captain of the submarine that sank their ship.
My Rating:6

Reviews for Lifeboat

Review - Lifeboat

I'm not sure how it's possible to find a movie interesting and boring at the same time, but that's my reaction to Lifeboat. The story is a good one — a group of passengers (a woman reporter, a millionaire, an army nurse and several crew members) try to survive in a lifeboat. The problem is, the strongest, smartest and most capable person in the boat happens to be the captain of the U-boat that sank them. Should they trust him or not? Hitchcock fashions the plot in such a way that the viewer doesn't know for sure for much of the time.

But at the same time, the characters in the boat were all a bit flat (or so I found them) and I didn't really, really care what happened to them.
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