The Testament of Dr. Mabuse Reviews

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.
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.
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.
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.
August 7, 2012
Fritz Lang's suspense masterpiece starts with a kick and then piles on the subterfuge, suspense and terror.
September 5, 2010
[Lang's] ambitious command of the medium...keeps us rooted to our seats from start to finish.
August 22, 2006
Richly inventive crime thriller
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.
April 6, 2006
If there is a gold standard for DVD production, it was set by Criterion years ago.... the new audio commentary by David Kalat makes this package worth having all on its own.
June 17, 2005