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The Black Cat Reviews

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
October 20, 2016
Wildly expressionistic, the movie has nothing to do with the Poe story from which it takes its title and everything to do with Ulmer's sense of the Nazi menace.
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TIME Magazine
October 19, 2008
A dismal hocus-pocus which seems to confuse its actors as much as it fails to frighten its audience.
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Variety Staff
September 26, 2007
Story is confused and confusing, and while with the aid of heavily-shadowed lighting and mausoleum-like architecture, a certain eeriness has been achieved, it's all a poor imitation of things seen before.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 26, 2007
Ulmer never again had the budgetary resources granted him by Universal (at the time, Karloff and Lugosi were two of the studio's biggest stars), and he makes the most of them.
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Andre Sennwald
New York Times
August 8, 2006
More foolish than horrible. The story and dialogue pile the agony on too thick to give the audience a reasonable scare.
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Tony Rayns
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Sumptuously subversive... one of the very best horror movies Universal ever made.