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Blonde Venus Reviews

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July 18, 2014
Atmospheric and visually stimulating but Josef von Sternberg's morality tale is a little thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 18, 2014
You'll not see many films superior to this in their use of visual detail, tempo, humour and double-edged significance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 18, 2014
Von Sternberg's paen to the pain of love in all its variations is so lovingly rendered that the shoestring story looks almost seamless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 25, 2011
Dreary Marlene Dietrich vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 24, 2010
von Sternberg puts forth a typically probing analysis of gender and exploitation that's uncomfortably close to home.
March 26, 2009
A disappointer. Much of the blame is to be laid at director Josef von Sternberg's doorstep.
February 9, 2006
The film is certainly a mess at one level, with damaging fluctuations in tone and pace, and some ropey supporting performances, but it remains enough of a visual triumph to earn its place in the series of Dietrich movies.
January 28, 2006
A muddled, unimaginative and generally hapless piece of work, relieved somewhat by the talent and charm of the German actress and Herbert Marshall's valiant work in a thankless rôle.
October 19, 2003
Classic Hollywood and classic Sternberg at their most preposterously outageous -- and at their most glorious.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 24, 2003
Unfocussed and unevenly paced, Dietrich keeps this together while much that surrounds her flails rather awkwardly.
January 1, 2000
Even Josef von Sternberg had his off days.
July 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 15, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
May 1, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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