Overall Rank: 1620
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 27
Theatrical Release Date: 12/05/1926
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/17/2009
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: F.W. Murnau
Actors: Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn, Frida Richard, William Dieterle, Yvette Guilbert
Plot: The classic story brought to life by F.W. Murnau as God and Satan battle for the souls of earth, they wager on one man's soul: Faust. Mephisto is sent to corrupt the learned man's soul - as a plague ravages his town, Faust searches for a cure in vain - but Mephisto arrives with insight into a cure and later tempts him with youth. -- Chris Kavan
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Indyfreak - wrote on 10/15/2018
Amazing special effects for its time. memorable performance by Emil Jannings as Mephisto the devil himself. Visual symbolism and psychological complexity galore.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/18/2013
Overall, a fascinating silent German film - F. W. Murnau is probably best known for Nosferatu, but I would say this is just as noteworthy - the early opening scene of the devil blocking out the sun and spreading the plague is stunning and the movie has a good flow as it explores the classic good vs. evil dichotomy. A good choice for fans of early cinema.
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