Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans Reviews

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.
Top Critic
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.
June 24, 2006
An example of True Love styled to cinema perfection.
March 25, 2006
Mr. Murnau proves by Sunrise that he can do just as fine work in Hollywood as he ever did in Germany.
January 20, 2006
F.W. Murnau's Sunrise (1928) conquered time and gravity with a freedom that was startling to its first audiences. To see it today is to be astonished by the boldness of its visual experimentation.
September 7, 2004
Reckless, romantic, and extravagant.