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Underworld Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film's influence on subsequent gangster films is indisputable.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

February 27, 2013
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Gripping, superbly told tale of crooks and their girlfriends.

Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television

August 10, 2011
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

von Sternberg's visual style and the art direction by German émigré Hans Dreier elevate Underworld into something more than a run-of-the-mill crime picture

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 28, 2010
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

Sternberg's direction is both classical and modern, with an expressive approach to storytelling and his distinctive visual style already apparent...

Full Review Source: Parallax View

July 27, 2009
Variety Staff
Variety
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There's a wallop right through and yet the film retains romance, clicks not a little on comedy and even whitewashes itself with a 'moral.'

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Paul Brenner
Filmcritic.com

The real world was not yet ready for a full-blown gangster drama in 1927.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

October 10, 2007
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Josef von Sternberg's Underworld is a fascinating early cornerstone of both the director's worldview and the gangster genre.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 18, 2007
Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
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Largely through the competent work of Messrs. Bancroft and Brook, Mr. von Sternberg gives a better idea of his powers as a director.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 25, 2006

Time Out
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The film radiates total confidence in its own means and methods, and the themes are wholly Sternberg's.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006

Film4

A great silent gangster film which had considerable influence on the classic crime dramas of the early 1930s.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Considered to be the first modern gangster film, where the criminals are the antihero heroes.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

April 14, 2002
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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The first full-fledged gangster movie and still an effective mood piece.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 24, 2001
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