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Pandora's Box Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
February 27, 2013
Louise Brooks, especially imported for the title role, does not pan out, due to no fault of hers. She is quite unsuited to the vamp type which was called for by the play from which the picture was made.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
February 27, 2013
One of the classic films of the German silent era.
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
October 13, 2006
Brooks overwhelms the lens with her magnetic eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
October 12, 2006
If you've never seen Brooks -- or Pandora's Box -- you've missed one of the most extraordinary personalities and films of the silent movie era.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
July 7, 2006
The movie remains one of the most insightful depictions of the elemental incongruity between man's nature and woman's.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
June 15, 2006
2006 is the centennial of actress Louise Brooks, and to honor it, her greatest film, Pandora's Box, is being released in a new 35-mm print in New York's Film Forum before being taken around the country.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
June 15, 2006
Neither an exposé of social conditions nor a psychological case study and certainly not a moral parable G. W. Pabst's Pandora's Box is a tour de force of cinematic eroticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
June 13, 2006
There would never be another Lulu -- nor will there ever be.
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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
March 27, 2005
Miss Brooks is attractive and she moves her head and eyes at the proper moment, but whether she is endeavoring to express joy, woe, anger or satisfaction it is often difficult to decide.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
One of those revered classics, so steeped in critical hysteria that it's almost heresy to question its greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This synopsis could apply equally to a great or a laughable film. Brooks makes it a great one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4