Shadow Stage

Shadow Stage
Shadow Stage's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Photoplay
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T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Under the Red Robe (1923) A beautiful picture, but the story and direction are not so good. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
No Score Yet The Country Kid (1923) A tear, and more than a dozen laughs, for everybody. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
No Score Yet The Virginian (1923) The cast and Tom Forman's direction are good and many of the settings are beautiful. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
No Score Yet Anna Christie (1923) While it may not be a picture for the children, no adult should miss it. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
100% Brewster's Millions (1921) If Roscoe Arbuckle has ever done anything equaling his work in Brewster's Millions, we have yet to see it. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
60% Three Week-Ends (1928) The film isn't Clara at her best. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
67% She's a Sheik (1927) Don't play bridge the night this picture is shown. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
95% Cat People (1942) It will give you icy jitters, but it's kinda fun at that. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
87% The Invisible Man Returns (1940) This involved mind-shattering monstrosity of a plot is absolutely fascinating. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
95% Son of Frankenstein (1939) Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and Basil Rathbone work together with such an awesome effect of terror it is almost unbearable. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
80% The Raven (1935) Edgar Allan Poe will doubtless whirl in his grave at this inane and insane trash tacked on to his great poem. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
100% The Golem (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam) (1920) This new German picture is a masterpiece. It is perhaps the most worthy of all the celluloid importations. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
90% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) Fredric March's work is splendid and Miriam Hopkins shares the honors. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
94% Faust (1926) Murnau has developed any number of scenes extraordinary in directorial technique and photography. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
88% I Walked With a Zombie (1943) It creeps along with eerie tread, a slow devastating dark thing that holds and fascinates. And while one is well aware it's so much hooey, the story is told with such conviction it can't be taken lightly. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
88% Island of Lost Souls (1933) The uprising of beast-men will bring you out of your seat. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
89% Little Women (1933) [Little Women is] improved by its superbly beautiful screen translation, because the rich character and depth possessed by the story have been freed from the somewhat saccharine sentimentality which overlaid them in the book. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
No Score Yet Havana Widows (1933) For an evening of real fun that will banish troubles, you can't go wrong on this. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
73% Design for Living (1933) Plenty of excitement, excellent acting and sparkle. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
96% The Cat and the Canary (1927) Here is a corking melodrama. Mysterious fingers reach out of mouldy draperies to steal jewels and trick bookcases swallow up unsuspecting victims. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
88% The Mummy (1932) Prepare to thrill and shiver when Boris Karloff, as an Egyptian mummy brought to life, stalks through reels of gruesome horror. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
94% The Invisible Man (1933) Good for some shivers... hardly as effective on the screen as in on print. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
80% Song of the Flame (1930) A large and elaborate picture, but it does get boring, for most of the music is familiar, and comic-opera bolshevists are silly. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
89% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928) It is sure to be one of the outstanding comedy screen successes of 1928. First, because it is a laugh... second, because it will bring to you a new screen personality in Ruth Taylor as Lorelei Lee. You are going to love her. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
89% That Royle Girl (1925) D. W. Griffith can't, apparently, make a poor picture. Even when he slips out of character for a moment to depict swift melodrama with jazz and younger generation, he does it pleasingly. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
100% Disraeli (1921) Its screen success is surprising in view of the fact that it seemed to be reliant upon the spoken word for its value. It seemed too subtle, too epigrammatic, for the screen. George Arliss, however, is one of the most skillful pantomimists since Deburau. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
85% Kismet (1930) [Otis Skinner] is, as ever, perfect as the charming rogue. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
No Score Yet Isn't Life Wonderful (1924) No doubt, this is one of the finest pictures of the typical Griffith type. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
100% Hollywood (1923) By laughing at himself and his crowd Mr. Cruze has turned out a rattling good film. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
67% Beau Sabreur (1928) Yes this reminds you of Beau Geste, but while not built with the same suspense as the former picture, this is a story of adventure and romance that is most intriguing. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
70% The Divine Woman (1928) [It's] well worth your while to see this production. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
100% Red Hair (1928) Irresistible. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
40% White Heat (1934) A cane fire, started while Newell and Hardie Albright are in terrific fistic combat, livens things at the end. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
75% Babe Comes Home (1927) [Babe Ruth's] good humored, never-quite-grown-up personality radiates out of Babe Comes Home. The lad is a screen bet, and no mistake. And he can act. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
82% Ladies of the Mob (1928) You will scold yourself a long time if you fail to see Clara in this. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
100% Forty Winks (1925) Don't miss this picture. There is more entertainment in it than the title implies. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
100% Ten Modern Commandments (1927) Miss Ralston has real possibilities and a nice sense of comedy. You'll like her immensely in this little effort. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
29% Tenderloin (1928) Dolores Costello does fairly good dramatic work. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
64% A Sainted Devil (1924) The story gets involved in inessentials and misses anything like a big sensation. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
63% Shepherd of the Hills (1928) The types from the Shepherd of Alec Francis to the Sammy Lane of Molly O'Day are played sincerely, yet the total result is somewhat slow. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
73% Rough House Rosie (1927) The story is just as hard as the title, but, through the vivacious personality of Clara Bow, it develops into being one of the most enjoyable pictures of the month. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
100% Flaming Youth (1923) There are two outstanding features about this picture. One is the exceptionally fine performance given by Colleen Moore, and the other is the fact that it is distinctly an ultra jazz production. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
67% Human Wreckage (1923) Not a cheery story for the whole family and yet a picture that will probably do the old world a lot of good. The drug evil has never known so stiff a celluloid uppercut. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
86% Remodeling Her Husband (1920) Little things count in this picture; details are not overlooked. Dorothy Gish is just -- Dorothy Gish, which is enough for most people. There is no one like her, and when she gets good stories she should lead her class. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
33% The Alaskan (1924) On the whole, this is something of a disappointment. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
96% Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1926) This is a truly great picture. No one, no matter what his age or religion, should miss it. And take the children. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
75% The Girl from Mexico (1939) Lupe's swell in it. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
90% Mexican Spitfire (1940) You have the impression that everyone in the cast, as well as the director, went into the business of making this movie with a lot of cheerful gust and joie de vivre. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
83% The Lady (1925) This picture proves [Norma Talmadge] is one of the greatest emotional actresses on the screen today. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
100% Right of Way (1920) It is heavy, slow and it has an unhappy ending... But it is one of the most thoughtful things that has ever emanated from a studio. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020