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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Reviews

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July 12, 2007
It's the movie equivalent of bad fan fiction, really.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 17, 2007
Interesting only for about as long as it takes to realize that Fisher has honored Weine's expressionist aesthetic but hasn't improved the original's creaky plotline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 29, 2007
A competent curio reimagining of the silent-era classic.
October 25, 2006
An undeniably clever commingling of a new cast (and spoken dialogue) with a silent classic. But pic fails to engage consistently on its own terms, and begins to coast on novelty value around the midway point.
October 24, 2006
In his semi-remake of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the director David Lee Fisher has accomplished something rather startling: he has out-disoriented the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 24, 2006
Fisher's dialogue draws heavily on the original film's intertitles and script directions and the addition of sound is a plus for moviegoers uncomfortable with the artificial embarrassment of silence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 24, 2006
Although technically impressive, the remake is dramatically inert, as the set becomes a motionless backdrop to theatrical line readings instead of a pulsing manifestation of diseased minds.
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