I am so pleased I watched this fiIm and I completely understand why so many gave critical ratings of Marnie. I am a Hitchcock fan from way back. In fact, I would have agreed, as I had so many years ago when I first saw this film. I decided to give it another try after seeing "The Girl" and feeling as if Marnie deserved one more chance. The critics are way off, just as I was, because I expected to see some hint of a Hitchcock mystery, which just isn't found in this film. I did not move from my seat, because I was engrossed throughout the entire 2 hours of this well made, psychological drama. I even rewound when I missed one moment of this film, because it was so well done, and way ahead of its time. Hitchcock took a chance here, and went outside of his comfort zone with this genre, and he did it quite well with what he had available at that time. Not to mislead anyone to think this film is too outdated, but I think to be understood back then, parts had to be overacted, and to some it appeared quite silly, but it was needed to show more emotion at times, to take place of
dialogue to be understood. Please give this a try, but don't expect to see a murder mystery, or have Hitchcock in mind while you watch either, and you will see why so many gave good ratings and appreciate where Hitchcock was coming from, after the movie is done.