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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Mr. Gumby's rating of the film Destiny

    The structure is groundbreaking and the ending of the story remains philosophically challenging. Fritz Lang was destined to great things, and many other great films would be created by him in the next decades.

  2. SpacePirate's rating of the film Destiny

    Destiny is a masterstroke by any measure, and truly one of the great silents, from any country. Lang's best silent besides Metropolis most likely, although I do also enjoy Spies and Die Nibelungen a lot. This feels like a film that wouldve inspired a lot of Bergman's work. Doesnt have quite the same feel as the Expressionist works coming out of Germany at the time, which makes it unique. New restoration is fab. 4.5

  3. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Destiny

    Knockin' on Heaven's Door. Not Expressionism but Romantism. Masterpiece.

  4. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Destiny

  5. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film Destiny

    Can't say that I liked this too much. But it does show the promising cinematic development for Fritz Lang. Might need to rewatch.

  6. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Destiny

    for love is as strong as death.

  7. FISCHER's rating of the film Destiny

    Une splendide réussite du naissant courant expressionniste allemand, d'une étonnante originalité scénaristique qui présente la Grande Faucheuse non plus comme une impavide et froide entité, sans émotion ni sensation aucune, mais comme un protagoniste obligé, régenté par la toute puissante volonté divine et qui est fatiguée de sa sinistre besogne qui la rend si haïssable pour le genre

  8. VincentVendetta's rating of the film Destiny

    Fritz Lang's tribute to Griffith and Mélies.

  9. Monasteries's rating of the film Destiny

    Even just Goetzke alone pretty well makes this a masterpiece of Lang's early œuvre.

  10. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Destiny

    3-4. A morbid, slightly comical fairy tale about love, death, and sacrifice, lead by a remarkably strong-willed and active female protagonist (especially given the time). And of course one can point to a number of strong compositions boasted by this film, given that it's Fritz Lang.

  11. Maudealan's rating of the film Destiny

    3 is maybe just because the framing section is that fun, but you could honestly skip the rest unless you're really into silent actors in various forms of yellow/brownface

  12. dr0nestar's rating of the film Destiny

    other than the scenes dealing with the lives of babies (and the wall, the wall's pretty cool) (okay and the cactus man) (and the calligraphy/typography)... why is this mediocre story with its massive budget any better than your average big budget blockbuster? isn't this painful to watch in a time when cultural appropriation is taken seriously? (as painful as watching films with blackface?)

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  15. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film Destiny

    "'We are SMART cinephiles!'"

  16. Dignan's rating of the film Destiny

    Influential film, but perhaps not in a good way.

  17. richardlawrn's rating of the film Destiny

    This film is brilliant! The transparency to create the illusion of ghosts and the candle metaphor blew me away! Definitely one of his best films!

  18. JUERGEN_K's rating of the film Destiny

  19. TFCHooligan69's rating of the film Destiny

    An essential, if not terribly overlooked, gem from Lang's early silent period in Germany.

  20. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film Destiny

    Masterpiece. I expected that the girl involve into the stories.If stories were strong as the main story, i gave 100/100 to the movie. Candle metaphor then used in Macario. Emperor's and magician's fingernails might be inspired to create Freddy Krueger and Wolverine! 5/5 or 93/100.

  21. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Destiny

    Fritz Lang realiza una fábula que encierra a otras tres. Es el híbrido genérico, mezcla de historia de terror que crispa la piel con la inicial presencia de ese ser "fantasmagórico" que es La Muerte, es también la historia de amor más allá de la muerte. "Destiny" es la ruta del aprendizaje, aquel que recorre el odio, la redención y el amor en el hombre.

  22. chanandre's rating of the film Destiny

    [Cinémathèque PT #650: 35 mm] (2008) <3 The film that made Alfred Hitchcock decide to become a filmmaker. That's influence 101.

  23. Dave's rating of the film Destiny

    Overshadowed by his other German masterpieces, I think that Destiny is bested only by Metropolis in terms of Lang's silent films.