Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) Reviews

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September 10, 2019
Its success is guaranteed. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 6, 2019
There can be few moments in the cinema more truly horrible than the scene when the ruined professor shambles on to the stage of the disreputable tavern.
August 6, 2019
Emil Jannings portrays this role superbly... This surely is one of the finest examples of tragic acting yet furnished from the screen.
August 5, 2019
...part exploitation piece, part morality tale.
May 31, 2019
Unlike the monsters of Murnau and Wiene, Blue Angel's light is equal to its darkness
May 30, 2019
Once the party's over, the money's lost and the humiliation has set in, what leader, what purifying force can rescue everyone from this devastating shame, while supplying something of the same erotic, exalting excitement?
April 29, 2017
The classic tale of amour fou still holds up over eighty years later.
June 16, 2016
American director Josef von Sternberg went to Germany to direct Emil Jannings in his transition from silent to sound cinema and returned to Hollywood with an international hit and a new star: Marlene Dietrich.
July 26, 2015
The walrus and the mink, a Germanic love story
January 23, 2014
Dietrich's clinical detachment only enhances the fetishistic quality of the scene. There is never a doubt about who's in charge.
April 12, 2009
One of the first films to usher in sound in cinema, "The Blue Angel" remains an outstanding cinematic achievement that has influenced untold numbers of artists in all avenues of performance and exhibition.
July 28, 2008
A remarkable performance from Emil Jannings.
July 28, 2008
Director Von Sternberg does whatever is necessary to emphasize the moral decline of not only Jannings but also the community around him.
July 28, 2008
The first film collaboration between Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich, this reeks with decay and sexuality.
July 28, 2008
If The Blue Angel is familiar material, it is also the sort of hing that Jannings does better than anyone else.
June 2, 2008
On top of the drawing power of Jannings comes the discovery of a new magnet, Marlene Dietrich.
February 22, 2008
Classic Con Sternberg drama which made Dietrich a superstar.
October 21, 2007
There's so much to note in this film, from the dance costumes to the use of the camera and von Sternberg's sense of humour
September 12, 2007
A landmark early talkie that's marvelously outdated.
September 23, 2006
It was the cruel and seductive Dietrich, in top hat and black stockings, perched on a bar stool and huskily singing Falling in Love Again, that became one of the cinema's great iconic images.
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