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A.k.a.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Year
1920
Runtime
76 min.
Director
Robert Wiene
Genre
Horror
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
30,320
Checks
14,588
Favs
1,248
Dislikes
68
Favs/checks
8.6% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
18:1
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  1. SkilledLunatic's avatar

    SkilledLunatic

    First, don't go down the comments due to a major spoiler. Now having that said, I have to agree with others who said this is not their favorites. It's however an easy 8/10. Contradictory I know, but this movie pioneering and really clever twist influenced so many filmmakers, also when watching this in pitch blackness and headphones several moments sent chills down my spine, only because of the music, the make up and the ambient...So good? Yes. Classic? Yes! However... I think most of us agree that this film has not aged very well. 5 years 5 months ago
  2. the3rdman's avatar

    the3rdman

    Twisted, but also hilarious. It obviously was much more disturbing in 1920 than it is now. On the other hand, the film is more innovative and bombastic visually than pretty much anything contemporary cinema has to offer. A superb match of form and content. 5 years 5 months ago
  3. Oneironaut's avatar

    Oneironaut

    Didn't think that I'd enjoy this one. Granted, it did take me until about half way through it (the 71 minute version, didn't want to watch the shorter one) to start getting into it.

    So bizarre and surreal. I would recommend this to any horror enthusiast, and a lot of people hold it in (maybe too) high regards. It is good, just not... amazing or anything. Mainly, it opened the way for many to come and in that sense it is great.
    6 years 10 months ago
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