Die Freudlose Gasse (The Joyless Street) Reviews

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 29, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
Douglas Pratt
July 21, 2006
about the consequences of desperate poverty and decadent wealth
| Original Score: 3/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
It later came as a major revelation, both when compared with Pabst's later work and in the context of the development of a film narrative able to accommodate a large number of characters.
Michael Szymanski
November 4, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
July 16, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5

May 24, 2003
As the film cuts between scenes of wretched poverty and luxurious excess, Pabst's imagery and Garbo's magnetic presence more than make up for a rather weak drama.
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Variety Staff
November 12, 2007
The picture has minor virtues and major defects.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Despite Garbo, it's heavy going -- an official classic that hasn't quite earned the title.
Michael Koller
Senses of Cinema
August 16, 2004
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