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The Docks of New York Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 27, 2013
Sternberg suppresses direct emotional appeal to concentrate on something infinitely fine: a series of minute, discrete moral discoveries and philosophical realignments among his characters.
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
March 16, 2010
In a way lost to contemporary social-work movies, von Sternberg's unsentimental poetic realism ennobles his lower-class protagonists through beauty. Classic.
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Glenn Collins
New York Times
October 16, 2007
It fulfills their requirements, somewhat obscure to this reviewer, of rhythm, plasticity and unity. In simpler and more popular terms, it seems to be exceptionally good motion picture entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 16, 2007
It's a corking program picture, thanks to George Bancroft, a good story and Julian Johnson's titles.