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Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film Broken Lullaby

    Un des seuls mélodrames d'Ernst Lubitsch prônant fortement la réconciliation franco-allemande, d'une parfaite densité émotionnelle quant à la maîtrise et l'exploitation du sujet. A voir ou à revoir absolument... www.cinefiches.com

  2. Beatrice Lorenzini's rating of the film Broken Lullaby

    3.5 - Anche solo per gli scampanellii delle porte.

  3. Hugo Poderoso's rating of the film Broken Lullaby

    The sound of doorbells and the sound of a clock. A lively depiction of a town beneath its pain.

  4. OldGermanCurrency's rating of the film Broken Lullaby

  5. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Broken Lullaby

    In the middle of his prolific run of musicals and comedies, Lubitsch took time out for a deadly serious movie about the wounds of WWI. At the time, it was considered a failure, and I'm not sure the years have been any kinder to the way it fumbles through melodrama and angst. Worthwhile chiefly to see the master of one genre attempt another, with very openhearted messages for 1932 and a shot or two worthy of Murnau.

  6. Blumes's rating of the film Broken Lullaby

    'We must learn not to weep...and to love what we have left."

  7. F.Bieberkopf's rating of the film Broken Lullaby

    Only my second Lubitsch. Exploration of themes of war, scars, memories, dilemma and trauma in a German-country setting was enchanting.

  8. Adam Suraf's rating of the film Broken Lullaby

    Very somber and unexpected Lubitsch, coming as it does smack in the middle of his frothy pre-code comedy era, but the effort is there, and the actors are quite moving.

  9. nrh's rating of the film Broken Lullaby

    we usually think of the lubitsch touch as a very specific kind of elliptical narration - a way to speak of that which could not be shown in even pre-code hollywood film (i.e. sex). here lubitsch turns his 'touch' to what can not be said - the weight of grief, loss of lives and loss of culture, the seeds of what was just starting to bloom in germany. empty space, dead time, ellipsis, proto-bressonian sound choices...

  10. Lefteris Becerra's rating of the film Broken Lullaby

    fuera de la comedia, lubitsch no respira

  11. Sudarshan R.'s rating of the film Broken Lullaby

    Philips Holmes never made it big, but his performance in Sternberg's AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY and this underrated masterpiece by Ernst Lubitsch is incredible.

  12. Dave's rating of the film Broken Lullaby

    High hopes for this one, but ultimately a bit of a letdown. Just all around average.