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Eric Melin
Lawrence.com
October 6, 2014
An effective cat-and-mouse thriller and a paean to resistance, designed to give strength to those under Nazi rule. For a propaganda movie, it's surprisingly dark and not afraid to show the human cost of resistance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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TIME Magazine
February 25, 2013
Although Director Fritz Lang gives this familiar material occasional touches of distinction, the picture still misses Grade A rank.
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Variety Staff
Variety
February 25, 2013
From a directorial standpoint this is a triumph for Fritz Lang, who succeeds with singular success in capturing the spirit of the Czech people in the face of the Nazi reign of terror.
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Theodore Strauss
New York Times
February 25, 2013
For all of Mr. Lang's finesse, his film is too patient -- it runs well over two hours -- too ponderous to hit its stride as melodrama. Nor does it match in emotional power and conviction its heroic theme.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
February 25, 2013
The two-and-a-quarter-hour film has the iconic thrust of a silent; the pro-sacrifice resistance cant has an oddly jihadist tenor today.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 25, 2013
Visually the film's atmosphere is marvelously dark and oppressive due to the moody lensing of the great cinematographer James Wong Howe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 22, 2006
Creatively filmed political thriller
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 30, 2006
A first-rate anti-Nazi propaganda film shot as film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Superb performances throughout, while James Wong Howe's photography perfectly captures the spirit of the occupied city, where hiding places are few and far from safe.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 29, 2005
In this collaboration with playwright Bertolt Brecht, Fritz Lang's WWWII drama about the Czech defiance of the Nazis is admittedly propagandistic but is marked by a properly oppressive ambience and dark visuals courtsey of ace lenser James Wong Howe.
Full Review | Original Score: B+

Film4
June 4, 2005
The film manages to pull off the tough double of making an anti-Nazi political statement and being thrilling entertainment as well.
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AV Club
June 6, 2005
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