Armando Maggi’s review published on Letterboxd:
Probably the most spiritual film Hitchcock ever made, I Confess is a modern mystery play set in Quebec in the early fifties.
The success of this film is due also to the great performance of the German actor O. E. Hasse, the villain, who is an average man torn between guilt and fear, and fear leads him to a spiral of evil and betrayal.
I Confess is one of the most powerful celebrations of Catholic values. An aura of deep spirituality and visual beauty makes this movie a unique experience. Montgomery Clift, who chooses the priesthood after witnessing the horrors of WW2, plays his role with firm assurance.
I was surprised by the sheer beauty of this film. It is at once predictable and mysterious.