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Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler - Ein Bild der Zeit) (Dr. Mabuse, King of Crime) Reviews

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Josh Larsen
May 9, 2013
...a bit unwieldy in terms of structure, but it's worth the sit for the eventual flashes of Lang's visual genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
March 15, 2013
Visions, sets and even words come alive in Lang's epic
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 9, 2010
Though disjointed and poorly paced and the plot makes little sense, there are inspirational moments throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeremy Heilman
July 7, 2009
One of the silent era's best and most exciting epics, the hyper-modern Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler has scarcely aged a day in nearly ninety years.
Full Review | Original Score: 95/100
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Variety Staff
November 26, 2008
The best moments are achieved by the conflict between Mabuse and the attorney, Von Wenk (Bernhard Goetzke), who is trying to uncover him.
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 9, 2007
Uneven but sometimes outstanding film.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 14, 2006
Straightforward enough -- but also unique enough -- to provide an excellent primer to Lang's early work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine
July 18, 2006
This Mabuse has only pretensions to myth; he's as mortal as they come and Lang's film slowly (very slowly) leads him down a Fibonacci-spiraled path to the one true salvation--insanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Bourne
April 6, 2006
In Europe Mabuse is as familiar an icon of horror as Count Dracula or Frankenstein's Monster. It began here, with Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler ('...the Gambler').
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Lang's introduction to Mabuse is typical of his early work in being disorganised and erratically paced as a narrative, but shot through with flashes of inspiration.
Emanuel Levy
June 12, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5

May 25, 2003
This is wonderfully exuberant cinema, delighting in the possibilities of the art form.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 19, 2002
Plays like the stream of a not very pleasant consciousness.
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