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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) Reviews

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August 9, 2019
The picture sets itself the task of raising your hair from your head, and it succeeds from the moment the actors appear in the prologue.
January 16, 2017
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is one of cinema's most enduring masterpieces.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 9, 2006
Undoubtedly one of the most exciting and inspired horror movies ever made.
October 27, 2014
The vertiginous sets synthesize with the film's more rudimentary narrative of doubling to achieve radically luminous social ends.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 30, 2015
[That Wiene], this outsider, with no knowledge of studio customs, no reverence for studio traditions, should have turned out The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari seems a thing almost too strange for belief.
August 28, 2014
Just as dreams take complex personalities and boil them down to friend or foe, so too The Cabinet of Dr Caligari brims with archetypes: the demented doctor, the handsome hero, the innocent ingénue.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 1, 2014
This film has madness running all the way through it, a madness that seeps from story into reality and back again.
August 29, 2014
The mother lode of the horror genre, this German Expressionist movie is directed by Robert Wiene and presents a full smorgasbord of pop-eyed terror, lunatics, murderers and possessed somnambulists in its eerie shadows.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 7, 2011
A case can be made that Caligari was the first true horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 20, 2003
Set a standard for creepiness that has never been matched.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 29, 2014
A twisted tale of murder, kidnap, madness and an ancient book, all told in flashback by a young man from a park bench.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 23, 2014
A foundational nightmare vision
November 7, 2002
A still-breathtaking exploration of visual possibilities that set a template for terror, which many modern films still follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 26, 2002
One of the great-grandfathers of Horror Cinema ... and it's still pretty darn creepy today.
| Original Score: 5/5
August 26, 2010
Pre-dating even early genre landmarks Nosferatu (1922) and Metropolis (1926) by some distance, Robert Wiene's silent film is both influential and one of a kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 2, 2005
Wiene's expressionistic masterpiece is required viewing for lovers of the gothic and the weird.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 17, 2008
A classic. Visually stunning and more experimental than anything coming out today.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 18, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
October 3, 2011
With its unusual look and neatly folding method of storytelling "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" is an artistically uninhibited silent horror film that still sends chills.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 13, 2007
This is more than just a textbook classic; the narrative frame creates ambiguities that hold certain elements of the story in disturbing suspension. A one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
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