Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans Reviews

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February 25, 2014
Rich, strange and gorgeous, F.W. Murnau's Sunrise shows what an artist of the late silent era could accomplish cinematically, backed by an open checkbook and fueled by the highest aspirations even in the simplest of morality tales.
February 25, 2014
For his Hollywood dbut, in 1927, the German director F. W. Murnau brought a slender story to life with a breathtaking display of cinematic virtuosity, creating one of the masterworks of the art form.
March 31, 2010
F.W. Murnau's career-peak nova, the crowning film from that sacred, edge-of-the-abyss year of 1927.
February 20, 2008
In its artistry, dramatic power and graphic suggestion it goes a long way toward realizing the promise of this foreign director in his former works, notably Faust.
January 22, 2008
Picturesquely soporific.
February 13, 2007
Released in 1927, the last year of silent film, it's a pinnacle of that lost art.
May 8, 2018
There is nothing so very original about this rather sentimental plot, but the manner of its presentation is a welcome innovation.
December 20, 2017
The film is electric: overwhelmingly passionate and sexual.
May 15, 2017
Ninety years on, "Sunrise" still packs a wallop, technically, even if its storyline is a tad melodramatic.
May 3, 2014
A movie in which every single moment is exactly right.
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