The Joyless Street Reviews

February 29, 2008
November 12, 2007
The picture has minor virtues and major defects.
July 21, 2006
about the consequences of desperate poverty and decadent wealth
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
It later came as a major revelation, both when compared with Pabst's later work and in the context of the development of a film narrative able to accommodate a large number of characters.
November 4, 2005
July 16, 2005
May 24, 2003
As the film cuts between scenes of wretched poverty and luxurious excess, Pabst's imagery and Garbo's magnetic presence more than make up for a rather weak drama.
January 1, 2000
Despite Garbo, it's heavy going -- an official classic that hasn't quite earned the title.