Elliott Stein

Elliott Stein

Agrees with the Tomatometer 87% of the time.

Elliott Stein's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, Village Voice

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Frankenstein (1931)

"The most influential horror film ever made, this stark and stylish work has a weird fairytale beauty." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 20, 2016

The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet) (1957)

"Bergman's visually striking medieval morality play [was] the work that gained him an international reputation." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 23, 2013

No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)

"[A] dense and beautiful work." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 4, 2013

Macbeth (1950)

"One of the director's most personal creations, it's a courageous experiment with a craggy barbaric splendor all its own." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 18, 2008

Othello (The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice) (1955)

"Individual scenes are in an unrestrainedly operatic bravura style, and while the film succeeds visually, it ultimately fails as drama." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 18, 2008

Dodsworth (1936)

"Huston is superb as the plainspoken Midwestern businessman whose blissful world falls apart. The film remains the most emotionally compelling of Wyler's career." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 16, 2007

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

"George Romero's remarkably assured debut, made on a shoestring, about a group of people barricaded inside a farmhouse while an army of flesh-eating zombies roams the countryside, deflates all genre clich├ęs." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 19, 2007

If.... (1968)

"A film of tremendous resonance, coming when it did in 1968 with the force of a grenade." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 9, 2007
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Pola Negri: Life Is a Dream (2006)

"Although somewhat forgotten today, Pola Negri was one of the great divas of the silent screen." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 14, 2006

Kagi (Odd Obsession) (The Key) (1959)

"One of his most striking films." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 28, 2006

Yukinojo Henge (An Actor's Revenge) (1971)

"An eccentric masterpiece" ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 28, 2006
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Enjo (1958)

"A devastating critique of postwar Japanese society; it signaled Ichikawa's emergence as a mature director." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 28, 2006

Summer Storm (Sommersturm) (2006)

"One of the film's major assets is Stadlober's winningly natural performance -- his moody charisma is irresistible." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 21, 2006

In a Glass Cage (Tras el cristal) (1989)

"Villaronga's unsettling lyrical nightmare hasn't aged a bit; it stays in the mind long after more bloodthirsty recent horror flicks have faded away." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 7, 2006

Playtime (1973)

"With Playtime's monumental decor and complex choreographed gags taking place simultaneously in a constantly mutating space, Tati explored the possibilities of 70mm as they had never been utilized before." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 28, 2004

Burn! (1969)

"A flawed, but intriguing work, it offers, here and there, proof of Pontecorvo's gift for ecstatic epic filmmaking." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 21, 2004

Rosenstrasse (2004)

"Bumpily paced, it's overlong and freighted with a soppy, manipulative musical score." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 17, 2004

The Clay Bird (2002)

"Throughout, The Clay Bird recalls the empathy for childhood's innocence and lust for living -- as well as the visual rapture and naturalness -- of Ray's great Pather Panchali." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 27, 2004
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Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos (Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands) (1976)

"It's a slight work, slackly directed, that gets a needed boost from Braga's endearing performance and Chico Buarque's intoxicating score." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 22, 2004

Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

"Stalwart baritone Howard Keel makes an impressive Hollywood debut as Hutton's leading man." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 13, 2004

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

"Movie pageantry at its best, done in the grand manner of silent spectacles, brimming over with the sort of primitive energy that drew people to the movies in the first place." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 19, 2003

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (2012)

"A potent study of power as pathology." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 1, 2003

P.S. Your Cat Is Dead (2003)

"It's nicely acted by the small cast." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 14, 2003

Quai des Orfevres (Quay of the Goldsmiths) (Jenny Lamour) (1947)

"While Delair is lively and appealing, Charles Dullin is magnificently creepy as the murder victim." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 22, 2002