My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Deathtrap

BBB.5

(out of 5)


Stagebound adaptation of Ira Levin’s play fails to open the plot up for film but is still an enjoyably claustrophobic experience.  plays a young playwright whose latest opus has caught the eye of his mentor (). Caine has invited Reeve over to talk about his play, but he’s let his wife () know that he’s really considering killing his student in order to claim the play for himself and have it be his big success. I can’t tell you where things go from there, because that would ruin the great fun, a wonderful Agatha Christie-esque whodunit from one of the premier writers of suspense.


Warner Bros.

USA, 1982

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the play by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by Tony Walton

Film Editing by

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