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Rigters

Outstanding movie, one of the best I've seen. That whistling is remarkable. The last scene on the court is perfect, Peter Lorre really amazed me.

It's incredible to see how this movie still fits pretty well in our society, the message is still there and may be even more important nowadays. That's just fantastic.
7 years 9 months ago
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tcfaria

Amazing... last 20 minutes were breathtaking! Peter Lorre's acting in the end was perfect!
8 years 6 months ago
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juanittomx

A little slow at first but since the moment when the man marked the man all was brilliant! Loved the End
9 years 7 months ago
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Timec

TheMG - I'm with TheMajor, in that the complete lack of score, rather than being a flaw, is a significant part of what makes the film so great. And I'd say that the second half, like the first half, is brilliantly paced.
10 years 1 month ago
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backwoods

Society hasn't changed since then. Communication is easier, but this is still how different coteries of society react against crime. A brilliant describe.
7 years 7 months ago
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cefaleia

Great performance by Peter Lorre
8 years 7 months ago
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TheMajor

The lack of music makes it even better than it already is. Wow. 10/10.
10 years 5 months ago
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Dieguito

Brilliant!! the mobilization of the society without twitter lol, those were the days.. An amazing thriller from the master Fritz Lang.. I hope they finish recovering the full movie..
10 years 1 month ago
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krakenzmama

Wow... just wow. Lorre was great and all of the performances were so flawless
10 years 4 months ago
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lauli

This film is such a masterpiece. The script, the shots, and of course, Peter Lorre's incredible performance. Flawless.
10 years 6 months ago
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rhitwick

Great movie with a different ending. Thrillers with morals are very rare now a days.
11 years ago
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Paper_Okami

A brilliant movie,fantastically plotted,great script and with a great moral.
11 years 1 month ago
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Holden7

Seconded.
The trial scene takes the cake
11 years 1 month ago
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johnnyg

Wow, the 'trial' scene really makes this movie
11 years 5 months ago
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Siskoid

Fritz Lang's M is a masterpiece of suspense, an obvious inspiration to countless films from Le Cercle Rouge to Hitchcock's oeuvre. And yet it still surprises. Peter Lorry is intense and magnetic as a child killer holding a city hostage with fear. The police can't even begin to find a lead, and their many raids cause the criminal underground to start their own search. At first, the paranoia comes from our fearing for the children, in the back half, feeling Lorry's own. Perhaps the most striking thing about M is its complete lack of score. Any music you hear is diagetic and voices only. Kids singing, the murderer (and others, just to make us on edge) whistling. The deep, unnatural silences at times made me wonder if the audio had been lost, but these were precursors to some surprise, or ways to isolate characters. On purpose, and thus admirably brave, but I'm not entirely sure it always worked on first viewing. Somewhat distracting. However, I can't deny it created a disquieting atmosphere, and probably heightened the paranoia. The sound design holds other tricks, like overlapping conversations between cops and robbers, but of course, the visuals are also very strong, as can be expected of a master of silent cinema. And the story works as a procedural mystery, so it's not all cinema-theory bells and (heh) whistles.
3 years 3 months ago

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