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Ministry of Fear Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
July 22, 2008
Fritz Lang, a master at getting the most out of mystery, intrigue and melodrama, in his direction apparently didn't have his way from beginning to end on Ministry of Fear.

Film4
May 24, 2003
On paper Lang was the ideal Greene director, but he's let down a mite by a screenplay which fails to do justice to the writer's favourite entertainment.
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
October 15, 2014
Fritz Lang turns this into a creepily effective work, full of bravura set pieces and subtle suggestions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Sorrento
Film International
April 14, 2013
Adept at using cinema for art and entertainment since his early career, Lang treats this Graham Greene "entertainment" in modest, yet effective fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
This is a wonderfully atmospheric, almost expressionistic thriller, packed with memorable moments.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 9, 2001
Has an exciting plot and is properly atmospheric despite its cheap studio sets.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
March 23, 2013
This is not Lang's best film of the era, or even his most interesting portrait of paranoia and malevolent forces, but it is a lively thriller with unexpected turns.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
July 18, 2009
Visually brilliant masterpiece.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 2, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
January 31, 2011
It's certainly fitting that after filling his German years with ballsy, predictive masterpieces about Nazi rule-by-fear, Fritz Lang would finally make a film that directly involves Nazis.
Full Review | Original Score: 54/100
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
May 11, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 30, 2002
Really good Fritz Lang noir that's never gotten its due
| Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 7, 2013
It's not top-shelf Fritz Lang, nor is it top-level Graham Greene, but as an exercise in World War II intrigue with a smidgen of film noir thrown in, Ministry of Fear gets the job done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 18, 2013
The film as a whole doesn't really stick with you, but isolated moments and images do
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
August 26, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 3, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Plant yourself well in a firm seat and keep your over-coat on when you go to see this thriller, for it dumps you and douses you fast.
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