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Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) Reviews

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September 18, 2002
Static and dated, its only redemption is Dietrich.
| Original Score: 2/5
September 4, 2002
Though the film is hopelessly dated by today's standards, it does contain two powerful performances.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 29, 2017
The classic tale of amour fou still holds up over eighty years later.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 23, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 8, 2001
Intriguing for its glimpses of backstage life in shabby German postwar vaudeville, and for Dietrich's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 28, 2001
She smolders, she smirks, she fails to be amused, she dominates, she destroys.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
November 5, 2001
I still think it's a lesser Sternberg/Deitrich picture, but I can now recommend it unequivocally.
June 2, 2008
On top of the drawing power of Jannings comes the discovery of a new magnet, Marlene Dietrich.
January 18, 2005
Exceptionally high drama for its day, this tragic, tragic tale can tend to drag, but it's one of the best examples of well-realized filmmaking from the first half of the 20th century.
| Original Score: 4/5
June 20, 2002
Besides discovering Dietrich, von Sternberg created one of the few early sound films to retain the bravura cinema of the late silent era.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
March 5, 2002
It's a brilliant, vitriolic condemnation of pre-WWII German Conservatism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 14, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
September 12, 2007
A landmark early talkie that's marvelously outdated.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
June 20, 2002
You can't hear 'Falling In Love Again' too many times.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 30, 2004
A classic of the German cinema. Jannings is tragic, Dietrich is devastating.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 28, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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