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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse Reviews

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March 26, 2009
The story is very long-winded and even an ingenious director like Fritz Lang could not prevent its being rather slow-moving in places.
May 18, 2004
Too bad it's not much fun to watch
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2003
This important, controversial work from one of cinema's great early masters is more than a mere museum piece -- it's also spellbinding entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 9, 2005
It is a hallucinating and horrifying story, depicted with great power and the extraordinary beauty of photography that Lang has led his admirers to expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 3, 2004
This absolutely riveting crime film by Fritz Lang demonstrates the height of taut, suspenseful filmmaking.
April 24, 2003
Lang used Mabuse as a symbol for corruption and decadence in Germany's Weimar Republic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 7, 2012
Fritz Lang's suspense masterpiece starts with a kick and then piles on the subterfuge, suspense and terror.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 6, 2006
So while lauded by the wine-swirling art-house set, Lang was a German master whose films -- and there are a lot of them -- also appeal to those of us who rarely use the phrase 'mise en scène' in conversation.
September 5, 2010
[Lang's] ambitious command of the medium...keeps us rooted to our seats from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 22, 2006
Richly inventive crime thriller
June 6, 2004
Vivid images and tight storytelling.
| Original Score: 4/5
June 15, 2003
Not only the most modern-looking film of 1932, it still looks modern today.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 24, 2004
The most notorious of the [Dr. Mabuse movies], simply because it was the film that helped trigger Lang's flight from Nazi Germany.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 24, 2003
The movie captures an air of dread, despair, and individual impotence -- a political atmosphere that meshed perfectly with Lang's raging paranoia.
January 25, 2005
Testament is still a great film that provides a perfect summation of Lang's German career.
June 17, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 24, 2003
A haunting, suspenseful sequel to the great Fritz Lang's 1922 silent Dr. Mabuse the Gambler.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
By 1932, the character had become rather more than just king villain of the serials: Testament finds him mouthing undisguised Nazi slogans from his asylum prison.
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