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Hangmen Also Die Reviews

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February 25, 2013
Although Director Fritz Lang gives this familiar material occasional touches of distinction, the picture still misses Grade A rank.
February 25, 2013
From a directorial standpoint this is a triumph for Fritz Lang, who succeeds with singular success in capturing the spirit of the Czech people in the face of the Nazi reign of terror.
February 25, 2013
For all of Mr. Lang's finesse, his film is too patient -- it runs well over two hours -- too ponderous to hit its stride as melodrama. Nor does it match in emotional power and conviction its heroic theme.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 25, 2013
The two-and-a-quarter-hour film has the iconic thrust of a silent; the pro-sacrifice resistance cant has an oddly jihadist tenor today.
February 9, 2006
Superb performances throughout, while James Wong Howe's photography perfectly captures the spirit of the occupied city, where hiding places are few and far from safe.