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Shanghai Express Reviews

Top Critic
February 2, 2011
Shanghai Express is a picture of the new school, and when Marlene Dietrich promises Warner Oland to visit him at his castle if he will refrain from destroying Clive Brook's eyesight with a red hot poker, you will not find the situation banal.
June 6, 2008
The finished product is an example of what can be done with a personality and photogenic face such as Marlene Dietrich possesses to circumvent a trashy story.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
The bizarre stop-go cadences of the dialogue delivery are the most blatantly non-naturalistic element, but the overall design and dramatic pacing are equally extraordinary.
January 28, 2006
It is by all odds the best picture Josef von Sternberg has directed.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
More action oriented than the other Dietrich-Sternberg films, this 1932 production is nevertheless one of the most elegantly styled.