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

January 2, 2018
Caligari, the most complete essay in the décor of delirium, is one of the most famous films of all time, and it was considered a radical advance in film technique, yet it is rarely imitated -- and you'll know why.
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 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
August 28, 2014
Warped in all senses, fascinating and bizarre ...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
October 7, 2011
A case can be made that Caligari was the first true horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
October 25, 2006
Robert Wiene has made perfect use of settings designed by Hermann Warm, Walter Reimann and Walter Roehrig, settings that squeeze and turn and adjust the eye and through the eye the mentality.
February 9, 2006
Undoubtedly one of the most exciting and inspired horror movies ever made.
April 17, 2001
It is difficult to imagine the film done better with the benefit of sound, colour, or any innovation since.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5