• Unrated, 2 hr. 11 min.
  • Classics
  • Directed By:
    Fritz Lang
    In Theaters:
    Mar 23, 1943 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 9, 2000
  • Cohen Media Group

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Hangmen Also Die! Reviews

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Stephen E

Super Reviewer

April 15, 2013
I find that Fritz Lang's films are often hit-or-miss, but even when they miss, they're still usually interesting failures. "Hangmen Also Die!" isn't a failure at all, but it is too long and not as tensely directed as it should have been. What could have been a riveting thriller about the Czechs getting their revenge against the Nazis ends up being kind of exciting but nonetheless forgettable. Side note: it was co-written by noted German playwright Bertolt Brecht, who seldom wrote screenplays.
stev18mayo
June 8, 2009
the weakest Fritz Lang film I've seen thus far; likely do to Hollywood Producer interference. Still the film contains flashes of Lang's brilliant use of sound and his distinct visual style.
Four Star Film Fan
September 27, 2013
This is a nice little piece of intrigue from Fritz Lang based off real events in Czechoslovakia. Anna Lee finds herself admidst a web of trouble when she helps a member of the underground. But the Nazis are soon hounding her and her father's life is put in danger. She is forced to choose where her greatest allegiance stands. At the time it came out this movie functioned as an anti-Nazi film and it still packs a decent punch
Stephen E

Super Reviewer

April 15, 2013
I find that Fritz Lang's films are often hit-or-miss, but even when they miss, they're still usually interesting failures. "Hangmen Also Die!" isn't a failure at all, but it is too long and not as tensely directed as it should have been. What could have been a riveting thriller about the Czechs getting their revenge against the Nazis ends up being kind of exciting but nonetheless forgettable. Side note: it was co-written by noted German playwright Bertolt Brecht, who seldom wrote screenplays.
David H.
October 25, 2010
Another Masterpiece directed by the Master Fritz Lang the Brave Czech Resistance try to trick the Nazis but they are undefeatable and their Reign of Terror goes on and on Restiance just force more Repressials
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