10 Rillington Place

1971

Action / Biography / Crime / Drama

9
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 70%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 87%
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 6275

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John Hurt as Timothy Evans
Judy Geeson as Beryl Evans
Robert Hardy as Old Bailey: Malcolm Morris
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by lynpalmer1 8 / 10

Actually, also a strong argument FOR the death penalty

I am a strong supporter of the death penalty in cases of serial/thrill/sex killers, mass murderers, first degree murderers and terrorists. Although this is the the case that brought about the end of Capitol punishment in England, for me it only reinforced my support, for if ever there was a justifiable candidate for it, Christie fits the bill. It does, however, make the case for making damn sure you get it right and have 100% proof beyond a confession. A decade later, England was again rocked by the child murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley and there was a huge outcry for the return of death penalty for these two monsters. If one wrong execution could end the practice, these horrific murders should have reinstated it. Don't get me wrong, it was a travesty that the wrong man paid for Christie's crimes. There is a gut wrenching, English movie called Let Him Have It (1991) that portrays the poignant injustice of Derek Bentley's hanging in the 50's for being an accessory to the killing of a police officer. It was one of the best movies I have ever seen but I will never watch it again. I am not a crier, but the tears just wouldn't stop during the final scenes of this excellent, little known film. Getting back to this movie review, Attenborough plays Christie as a soft spoken, prissy, prim and proper gentleman, yet he exudes pure evil and depravity. His performance is brilliantly bland. John Hurt, while not a totally sympathetic character, plays dazed and confused wonderfully. The story is told in an unemotional, chilling, non graphic way that makes it all the more terrifying. The sets evoke a feeling of squalor and despair, yet the cinematography is beautiful. This movie probably deserves a 10 but the feelings of sheer disgust and loathing it left me with are preventing me from going higher than 8.

Reviewed by christopher-underwood 10 / 10

managing to extricate myself from the horrible atmosphere depicted I was astonished to discover.....

That this is such a perfect work created from such a dark and dirty tale is a tribute to all involved. The tight, near claustrophobic direction from Fletcher ensures we can almost smell the dour details and surroundings of this desperate dwelling in the Notting Hill area of London at the end of the 40s. The war is over but the ruined buildings and their surviving inhabitants are barely held together. Attenborough conveys in a towering but terrifying performance the very essence of a weak and pathetic creature clinging on because of the depth of his depravity and need for victims. John Hurt and Judy Geeson are also excellent, each probably giving one of their best ever performances. It is the intensity of the acting, the very grime and grimness of the building they share and the streets they walk that make one flinch at the very sight and sound of life within this horrible unforgiving little world, largely orchestrated by and for the benefit of Mr Christie, with his numerous and wretched little cups of tea. After watching this and managing to extricate myself from the horrible atmosphere depicted I was astonished to discover that subsequent to the hanging and subsequent pardoning and re-burial of Timothy Evans there is now a consensus that suggests that maybe he really did kill his wife and child. This still leaves the psychopathic necrophilic serial killer that was Christie but even so....

Reviewed by Scott LeBrun 10 / 10

Fascinating; very good entertainment.

If you basically only know Lord Richard Attenborough from the "Jurassic Park" films where he played filthy rich entrepreneur John Hammond, you owe it to yourself to check out past performances such as this one here. He offers a textbook lesson in subtle but pervasive creepiness, playing real life British serial killer John Christie. In the post WWII years in London, Christie rents out a flat to a struggling young couple, Timothy and Beryl Evans (John Hurt and lovely Judy Geeson). He offers to perform a certain service for them, which proves to be extremely fateful for this unfortunate man and woman.

The great American filmmaker Richard Fleischer brings a masterful level of realism and authenticity to this based-on-true-crimes story. (His other films in this genre, "Compulsion" and "The Boston Strangler", are also well worth seeking out.) It's sedately paced, so it's not for people with short attention spans, but the rewards for sticking with it are substantial. You do come to be invested in these characters, and care about some of them. It would be impossible not to take pity on Timothy, or for that matter, Christies' wife Ethel (Pat Heywood), who realizes that she *didn't* know the man whom she married all that well. Lord Richard is very impressive; delivering a performance that truly gets under a persons' skin. He's such an unflappable, practiced liar that he always comes off more convincing than the harried Timothy. If you're not familiar with the real story, you keep watching and wondering if he's ever going to get caught.

Geeson is very appealing, and the young Hurt does earn the audiences' sympathies, given the way that Timothy just plays right into our villains' hands. You can understand Timothy getting righteously upset when he realizes that he's been lying to cover up for a character who is revealed to be quite dubious in the first place.

This is an excellent star trio being showcased here. But the supporting cast also features some top notch players such as Heywood, Andre Morell as a judge, Robert Hardy and Geoffrey Chater as opposing attorneys, sexy Isobel Black as Alice, Gabrielle Daye and Jimmy Gardner as the Lynches, and Sam Kydd as a furniture dealer.

Production design, cinematography, and location work are all first rate, and John Dankworth supplies a solid music score that is used sparingly.

This one is not to be missed.

10 out of 10.

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