Asphalt Reviews

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½ April 17, 2012
This movie has some of that cool German expressionist style, but it also feels like a film noir before film noir was around. The story is one we've seen a million times, the officer who falls in love with the criminal. The ending was good though. Overall it's pretty good, but I think it could have been better.
½ September 13, 2013
A triumph of style over story.
January 6, 2013
A wonderful German silent movie that draws inspiration from the popular key cinematic movements of the time like German expressionism and the city symphony films. Asphalt is also perhaps the earliest most complete specimen of the film noir genre. The simple plot of the cop falling in love with a femme fatale jewel thief is turned into something special by majestic photography and daring sexual undertones that are particularly effective in the sequences in which the temptress desperately tries to seduce the right doing cop. An underrated gem that needs to be discovered again.
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