Broken Blossoms Reviews

March 5, 2009
Although the picture consumes only 90 minutes, it somehow seems draggy, for the reason that everything other than the scenes with the three principals seems extraneous and tends to clog the progression of the tale.
June 24, 2006
Very much on the credit side, though, are stretches of pure Griffith poetry, marvellous use of light and shadow in cameraman Billy Bitzer's evocation of foggy Limehouse, and a truly unforgettable performance from Gish.
Top Critic
March 25, 2006
There is so much that is unusually excellent and excellently unusual in Broken Blossoms that one is compelled by enthusiasm to write about it.
May 14, 2005
One of D.W. Griffith's most beautiful films.
January 1, 2000
Films like this, naive as they seem today, helped nudge a xenophobic nation toward racial tolerance.