Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) Reviews

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March 7, 2001
Nosferatu earns its place in the cinematic archives, but its accessibility to modern viewers is surely all but lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 21, 2013
It is the sort of thing one could watch at midnight without its having much effect upon one's slumbering hours.
October 14, 2014
Nosferatu is the seminal moment for horror cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 7, 2005
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January 1, 2000
It doesn't scare us, but it haunts us. It shows not that vampires can jump out of shadows, but that evil can grow there, nourished on death.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
As vampire movies go, few are more memorable than Nosferatu, which is not only the first screen version of Dracula, but, in some ways, remains the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 24, 2009
Contains some truly iconic moments, but too much of it, i.e. any scene without Orlock, is less than stellar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 21, 2013
Count Orlock, played by the hideous Max Schreck, creeps through Murnau's archetypal silent imagery with a mesmerising authority that retains a surprising amount of tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 19, 2007
FW Murnau's expressionist horror - and the world's first vampire film - still casts its long shadow over the history of both Germany and cinema
December 19, 2013
Whatever your opinion regarding intellectual property, I'm sure you'll agree we're fortunate that the movie survived, even in its various contested and truncated forms.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 11, 2009
His body is twisted and perverted, gnarling in on itself and constantly invading the personal space of the people around him.
October 14, 2014
So this is it: ground zero, the birth of horror cinema.
August 21, 2013
The metaphysical style is most vividly rendered by Murnau's obsessive use of point-of-view shots, which force a viewer to follow the characters into the abyss of their terrifying visions.
July 13, 2009
Most likely the first horror film to express something beyond simple chills and thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 5, 2007
Freaky, lovely and very frightening.
| Original Score: 5/5
September 19, 2007
The film shows Murnau's uncanny mixture of expressionism and location shooting at its finest.
October 22, 2002
Brilliant artistry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 1, 2005
It's a visual marvel and a inventive landmark in filmmaking history, but it's also a bit too empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 26, 2007
Watching Nosferatu is like standing in the same room as death itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 16, 2008
Murnau proved his directorial artistry in Sunrise for Fox about three years earlier, but in this picture he's a master artisan demonstrating not only a knowledge of the subtler side of directing but in photography.
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