USA Today - 05/24/2002
"...Glamorous....The movie is capped by a finale to give you uneasy dreams forever..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Heightened by the awesome might and majesty of Niagara Falls, this tense drama stars Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotten in a story of love and betrayal, murder and danger. Although the quaint motel overlooking the famed falls seems like the perfect honeymoon retreat, in fact, it's where the young and beautiful Rose Loomis (Monroe) plans to kill her husband George (Cotten). A departure from Monroe's more upbeat roles, her fascinating performance here paints a dark portrait of human sexuality. Filled with mystery and suspense, Niagara is powerful entertainment from its intriguing beginning to its shocking conclusion.
A seemingly naive woman (Marilyn Monroe) honeymooning with her newlywed husband (Joseph Cotten). Her purpose for the trip is soon clear, however, when she begins acting out a plot to murder her beloved. A surprising climax reveals the husband's ulterior motives as well. This was the first leading role for Monroe who immediately became a major box office draw. The camera follows her seductively through this suspenseful thriller.
A blonde bombshell and her war-scarred, mentally-unbalanced husband go to Niagara Falls for their honeymoon. But this is no love-filled vacation filled with hearts and flowers: the wife and her lover have deadly plans for the husband -- and he's got some unpleasant ideas in mind, too.