Double Indemnity micro Review

1944

Starring Fred MacMurray and Barbra Stanwyck 

Directed By Billy Wilder


What can I possibly say about Double Indemnity that hasn't already been said? Nothing. I have absolutely nothing to add to the conversation. So why even bother writing a review that has nothing to say? Thank you for asking. Sometimes watching a film can feel like homework. A film that is widely regarded as a classic can feel daunting. This film is in no way homework. Watching it was a blast. I had a great time. Billy Wilders dialogue is like poetry (much better than the kind you wrote in high school) and the performances from Fred MacMurray and Edward G. Robinson are career bests.  In short watch this movie. I don't want to write anything about the plot other than its a classic film noir, people are compelled to do terrible things because they are motivated by greed and lust. The thing most people seem to forget about film noir is how fun they were. This is a funny movie. The fast paced dialogue and heightened reality are clearly from another time and that's fine, it adds to the charm of the whole thing. Seriously watch it, its streaming on Netflix and a great way to spend  a summer night.