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The Last Warning (1929)

"There are too many outbursts of shrieking, merely to prove the effect of the audible screen, to cause any spine-chilling among those watching this production. " ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 17, 2016
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The Unholy Night (The Green Ghost) (1929)

"It is hardly a story suited to the Screen, for what seems real in one chapter is discovered to be a staged fake later on." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 17, 2016

Applause (1929)

"In most cases, however, Mr. Mamoulian commits the unpardonable sin of being far too extravagant. He becomes tedious in his scenes of the convent and there is nothing but viciousness in his stage passages." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016

Sherlock Jr. (1924)

"There is an extremely good comedy which will give you plenty of amusement, so long as you permit Mr. Keaton to glide into his work with his usual deliberation." ‐New York Times
Posted May 29, 2015

The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

"It is an entrancing picture, wholesome and beautiful, deliberate but compelling, a feat of motion picture art which has never been equaled and one which itself will enthrall persons time and again." ‐New York Times
Posted Dec 6, 2014

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

"It may not be exactly new to perceive silhouette figures on the screen, but it is quite another matter as they are offered here." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 19, 2014

Noah's Ark (1928)

"This Biblical spectacle goes on and on as if one hadn't sat through a modern story -- of great quantity, if nothing else." ‐New York Times
Posted May 21, 2014

Metropolis (1927)

"Occasionally it strikes one that [Lang] wanted to include too much and then that all one anticipates does not appear. But at the same time the various ideas have been spliced together quite adroitly." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 1, 2014

The Broadway Melody (1929)

"Although the audible devices worked exceedingly well in most instances, it is questionable whether it would not have been wiser to leave some of the voices to the imagination." ‐New York Times
Posted Jan 6, 2014
1.5/5 57%

Thunderbolt (1929)

"There is nothing edifying about this production, and it is hardly an entertainment." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 3, 2013

Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) (1922)

"It is the sort of thing one could watch at midnight without its having much effect upon one's slumbering hours." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 21, 2013
3/5 100%

Abraham Lincoln (1930)

"It is quite a worthy pictorial offering with a genuinely fine and inspiring performance by Walter Huston in the role of the martyred President." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 19, 2013
2.5/5 90%

Napoléon (1929)

"There is in this edition of the picture an effort to cover too many historical incidents and the consequence is that quite a number of the passages are confused." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 26, 2013
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East Lynne (1931)

"Mr. Brook acts with his usual restraint. Miss Loftus is capital as the sinister Cornelia." ‐New York Times
Posted Jan 31, 2012
3/5 83%

The Champ (1931)

"This picture is a further example of clever acting saving the day, for there is little in this narrative of horse racing and pugilistic bouts that possesses much akin to originality." ‐New York Times
Posted Jan 31, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet

Smilin' Through (1932)

"It is a beautiful production, too immaculate, if anything, in its scenes of the past." ‐New York Times
Posted Jan 31, 2012
4/5 56%

In Old Arizona (1928)

"[A] distinctly enjoyable offering." ‐New York Times
Posted Jan 26, 2012

Battleship Potemkin (1925)

"The director displays a vivid imagination and an artistic appreciation of motion picture values." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 29, 2011

The Freshman (College Days) (1925)

"This is a regular Harold Lloyd strip of fun, which is made all the more hilarious by introducing something like suspense in the sequences on the football field. " ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 8, 2010
2.5/5 78%

Lonesome (1928)

"Dr Fejos has paid more attention to his interesting dissolves and double exposures than he has to the characterization of his story." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 6, 2010
4/5 83%

The Unholy Three (1925)

"After viewing this production the figures that have passed upon the screen still cling to one's mind, and one feels like talking about the strange and unusual tale." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 10, 2009

The Lost World (1925)

"As soon as the thrilling sequences are reached, where the explorers are seen in the supposed habitat of the living dinosauri, brontosauri, allosauri and other prehistoric monsters, there is no end of excitement." ‐New York Times
Posted Jan 6, 2008
4/5 100%

Skippy (1931)

"This youthful player [Jackie Cooper] gives a truly remarkable portrayal in a film that is endowed with wholesome amusement and affecting tenderness." ‐New York Times
Posted Nov 30, 2007
4/5 83%

The Emperor Jones (1933)

"It is a distinguished offering, resolute and firm, with a most compelling portrayal by Paul Robeson." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 16, 2007

The Lost Squadron (1932)

"It is an excellent melodrama, ably directed, with a background familiar to producers -- for it is chiefly concerned with stunt flying before the cameras in Hollywood and a film director is the evil genius." ‐New York Times
Posted Nov 3, 2006
4/5 No Score Yet

The Temptress (1926)

"In many respects this picture is a distinguished piece of work, wherein Fred Niblo, the director, keeps the audience on the qui vive." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 27, 2006
4.5/5 95%

42nd Street (1933)

"The liveliest and one of the most tuneful screen musical comedies that has come out of Hollywood." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 7, 2006
2/5 85%

Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

"One finds a mechanical plot which is scarcely worthy of the cast, which includes Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy and Leo Carrillo." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 7, 2006
3.5/5 40%

The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)

"It is a talking and singing film free from irritating outpourings of coarse slang or a tedious, sobbing romance." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 23, 2006
4/5 91%

Five Star Final (1931)

"This production races along without a desultory instant." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 23, 2006
4/5 100%

The House of Rothschild (2000)

"Not only does Mr. Arliss's work here excel that which he has done in any other picture, but most of the other rôles are acted expertly." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 23, 2006
4/5 88%

The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

"Wit and melody swing through Maurice Chevalier's latest picture." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 23, 2006

The Cocoanuts (1929)

"Fun puts melody in the shade in the audible pictorial transcription of the musical comedy The Cocoanuts." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006
4/5 No Score Yet

Potomok Chingis-Khana (Storm over Asia) (The Heir to Genghis Khan) (1929)

"Excellent photography and sterling work by the eminently suitable cast are the conspicuous assets of Vsevolod Pudovkin's silent cinematic contribution." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006

The Man Who Laughs (1928)

"This production has been fashioned with considerable skill. It is, of course, a gruesome tale in which the horror is possibly moderated but none the less disturbing." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006

Spione (Spies) (The Spy) (1928)

"Throughout the bewildering mass of scenes in the German production, Spies, there is always something to intrigue the eye despite the fact that it is impossible to make head or tail of the story." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006

The Cat and the Canary (1927)

"It is not only in actual cinematic effects that Mr. Leni's work is telling; there are sequences in the story which reveal his absolute command of the players." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006
3/5 74%

The Jazz Singer (1927)

"The Vitaphoned songs and some dialogue have been introduced most adroitly." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006
2/5 88%

College (1927)

"Keaton himself strives to be funny, but his actions are so frightfully absurd that it strikes one that the character he plays never ought to be out of an asylum." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006
3/5 100%

Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

"Aside from the wild tale, this film is a marvel from a photographic standpoint." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006
4/5 92%

Flesh and the Devil (1926)

"Miss Garbo is undeniably alluring as Felicitas. Mr. Gilbert and Mr. Hansen give sound performances in their respective roles." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006

Grass (1925)

"It is an unusual and remarkable film offering, one that is instructive and compelling but in no way a story. Yet, in this picture, there is drama interspersed with captivating comedy." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006
5/5 100%

Der Letzte Mann (The Last Laugh) (1925)

"There are no titles in this film -- merely a few inserts to guide the viewer. And yet one is never in doubt as to the action of this admirable picture, which is a remarkable piece of direction, with exquisite lighting effects." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006

Phantom Of The Opera (1925)

"The Phantom of the Opera is an ultra fantastic melodrama, an ambitious production in which there is much to marvel at in the scenic effects." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006
2.5 93%

The General (1927)

"This is by no means so good as Mr. Keaton's previous efforts." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006
3.5/5 85%

Underworld (1927)

"Largely through the competent work of Messrs. Bancroft and Brook, Mr. von Sternberg gives a better idea of his powers as a director." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006

The Crowd (1928)

"Throughout this subject Mr. Vidor shrewdly avoids the stereotyped conception of setting forth scenes, and in more than one case he uses his camera in an inspired fashion." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006

Cimarron (1931)

"A graphic and engrossing screen conception." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006
5/5 100%

Peter Pan (1924)

"Again and again the silence of the audience was snapped by the ringing laugh of a single boy which was quickly followed by an outburst from dozens of others, some of whom shook in their seats in sheer Joy at what they saw upon the screen." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006
2.5/5 97%

Man With a Movie Camera (1929)

"It becomes quite tedious and the hour that it lasts seems at least an hour and a half." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2006
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