Blonde Venus Reviews

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
July 18, 2014
Atmospheric and visually stimulating but Josef von Sternberg's morality tale is a little thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Oppedisano
Radio Times
July 18, 2014
You'll not see many films superior to this in their use of visual detail, tempo, humour and double-edged significance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 18, 2014
Von Sternberg's paen to the pain of love in all its variations is so lovingly rendered that the shoestring story looks almost seamless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 25, 2011
Dreary Marlene Dietrich vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
August 24, 2010
von Sternberg puts forth a typically probing analysis of gender and exploitation that's uncomfortably close to home.
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
A disappointer. Much of the blame is to be laid at director Josef von Sternberg's doorstep.
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Tony Rayns
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The film is certainly a mess at one level, with damaging fluctuations in tone and pace, and some ropey supporting performances, but it remains enough of a visual triumph to earn its place in the series of Dietrich movies.
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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
January 28, 2006
A muddled, unimaginative and generally hapless piece of work, relieved somewhat by the talent and charm of the German actress and Herbert Marshall's valiant work in a thankless rôle.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 19, 2003
Classic Hollywood and classic Sternberg at their most preposterously outageous -- and at their most glorious.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
Unfocussed and unevenly paced, Dietrich keeps this together while much that surrounds her flails rather awkwardly.
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Even Josef von Sternberg had his off days.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 15, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
May 1, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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