Lonesome Reviews

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Top Critic
Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
July 6, 2010
Dr Fejos has paid more attention to his interesting dissolves and double exposures than he has to the characterization of his story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 27, 2013
This was Universal's first sound film with only three dialog scenes (all on the beach).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pat Kewley
PopMatters
February 27, 2013
Although to a large extent the two characters are basic archetypes, as a writer and director Fejös has a poet's touch when it comes to the details of phrase and gesture.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
August 29, 2012
A mostly-silent film that showcases all the vitality of the late silent era.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 27, 2013
Lonesome, Paul Fejos's exquisite, poetic 1928 masterpiece about love and estrangement in the big city, deserves to be ranked with The Crowd as well as Sunrise, though it's not nearly as well-known as either.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 4, 2012
In the end, I'd call Lonesome a truncated masterpiece, with footage rudely added rather than stripped away.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 5, 2012
It's perhaps the ultimate film in urban alienation.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 27, 2012
I don't hesitate to call it a masterpiece -- and the best film I've seen in 2012.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 29, 2012
finds an impressive middle ground between the easier pleasures of Hollywood and the more demanding tenets of European art cinema
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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