The Penalty Reviews

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November 16, 2012
Demonstrates the wonder and value of pre-digital moviemmaking: For all intents and purposes, Chaney *is* a legless man in 'The Penalty,' and the film is a documentary record of this impersonation.
October 31, 2012
An essential work in the Lon Chaney canon, this early horror-tinged noir arrives on Blu-ray with an impressive A/V transfer and humble but rewarding set of extras.
May 9, 2007
Famous scene of Chaney straightening twisted legs is real plus.
October 16, 2006
Somewhat interesting for historical reasons and for Chaney's memorable performance.
July 18, 2003
The Penalty is by far one of the greatest unsung achievements of ber-legend Lon Chaney
November 11, 2002
The reason the film still works instead of surviving merely as a somewhat hysterical anti-communist message film is Lon Chaney's performance.
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