The Fall of a Nation Reviews

November 20, 2020
The photography is not of the quality to which we are accustomed in these days of the art of the photoplay.
November 20, 2020
The big battle scenes were remarkably well staged, calling forth volumes of tremendous applause at the premiere. Victor Herbert's Interpretative music aided materially to the general effectiveness.
November 20, 2020
The first-nighters of the screen appear to not care a tinker's imprecation whether a film battledrama be for war or for peace so long as there is plenty of fighting in it. And believe me when I tell you there was fighting a-plenty in The Fall of a Nation.
November 20, 2020
[Thomas Dixon] should be highly commended for giving us a film of the propaganda type that is entertaining. The Fall of a Nation holds one's attention all the time.
November 20, 2020
It has volume and power of a kind and is generally impressive, but it suggests hasty composition, is lacking in feeling and will add nothing whatever to Victor Herbert's fame as America's foremost composer.
November 20, 2020
It is not good entertainment because it is neither original nor spectacular. At this writing, twelve hours after witnessing the display, it is impossible to recall one battle scene.
November 20, 2020
The music, composed by Victor Herbert, was a redeeming feature of an evening of balderdash.
November 20, 2020
The picture is Mr. Dixon's plea for an adequate army, and in a combination of the spectacular and the interest created by a personal story he accomplishes his purpose with considerable clarity and force.
November 20, 2020
For of an admittedly serious work the number of laughs in this production is unprecedented, and they are laughs having a legitimate place in the story.
November 20, 2020
It is so trivial that seven dozen pictures like it would not send a single patriotic thrill down the spine nor accelerate one's pulse beats by so much ha a semi-quaver. A film, like a play, needs something more than an American flag to make it thrilling.
November 20, 2020
The picture, notwithstanding all the splendor and dramatic fire of its war spectacles, becomes merely irritating when the propaganda is allowed to degenerate into vicious personal attacks.
November 20, 2020
An example of good motion picture photography without any evidences of the advance for which one must watch with interest in the handling of this new art form.
November 20, 2020
As a comedy The Fall of a Nation might be taken seriously. As a dramatic effort or a plea for preparedness it constitutes something more than its title would suggest, i.e., the fall of a feature.
November 20, 2020
Opinions may differ as to the how this production ranks with The Birth of a Nation and The Battle Cry of Peace, but there can be no doubt that it is an excellent production and well worth seeing.