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  1. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    Silent movie epic kick-starts with an impressive watery mouthed dragon and the slaying of it. The duel between the marriage sick king and Brünhild is cool to watch and while the story may be predictable due to it being an old heroic legend it is also hard to be very critical about it. It looks very expensive for it's time and there is something visual to behold throughout the film.

  2. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    3-4. Others have already kind of covered me on the fact that this film feels longer than it needs to be. But I can't stress enough that visually, and in terms of effects, this is a Hell of a silent film. Special props to the way Brunhild's powers are handled. Granted, I don't know if the potential meat of fairy tales as a medium is fully tapped here; but as an epic actualization of the tale, it's breathtaking.

  3. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    Transcending early silent cinema. First part of Lang’s cinematic epic based on the German folktale, in part one you witness Siegfried’s rise and fall. Insane that this was shot over 90 years ago and still looks so freakin’ incredible.

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    Etonnante oeuvre magique ! www.cinefiches.com

  5. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

  6. LASHLEY's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    Siegfried, hero, perfect, like a boy in innocence and fearless. Birth of fantasy, surrealism in cinema.

  7. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    7.8/10, my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-2aF

  8. SpacePirate's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    Excellent special effects. The better of the two films.

  9. Superfrog's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    I really find the myth uninteresting, the image is second to none

  10. Franczeska Gniadkowski's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    Am I the only person extremely satisfied by Siegfreid's demise?

  11. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    Like in any major family feud... it all started with a cat-fight on the way to church!

  12. miles's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    I would have loved to experienced this movie back in the 20's, loved it.

  13. Penelope q's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    What an absolute dream of cinematography and lighting.

  14. Squashua's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    A ridiculously ambitious ye olde epic that you can't fault for scale, innovation and pure style especially when some modern day fantasy films look cheaper. Docked a star purely for feeling longer than it already is and for getting a bit lost plot-wise amongst it all. For those unfamiliar with the story it's kinda Faerie Queen meets Beowulf with a smattering of Shakespearean social 'courts and lovers' tension.

  15. Chichi Latté's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    For full fairytale feeling watch in bits before falling asleep at night.

  16. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    The restored version of Lang's epic narration is a real gem: The details of the set design are remarkable - as well as the overall composition. And Gottfried Huppertz's monumental score is one of the most exceptional examples for original silent film music.

  17. Sarah Pietsch's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    Wow, what an epic! Amazing sets, fantastic costumes, (the zig zag boots!), great hair-dos (and un-do's, the Blacksmith clearly hadn't been near a comb for decades). Siegfried! What a man! Bravely Battling the Dastardly Dragon! A tale of trust and treachery, swiveling eyes and glowering glares. Excellent. It is very long though, I watched it in three parts, too long for one viewing I'd say. Well worth the time though.

  18. Richard Doyle's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    A really beautiful looking film that moves extremely slowly. There feels like there's maybe a half hour of plot in the whole film. Still, it's a gorgeous production that like so many of Lang's silent films seems decades ahead of it's time.

  19. TheotherJones's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    Visually and technically masterful, but what a slog.

  20. AdrianM.'s rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    Not my favourite Lang, but still the best adaptation of Die Nibelungen

  21. hostess of horror's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

  22. Log Lady's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    An ambitious achievement that never loses itself in its grandiose epicness. Each scene is like a beautiful painting, and Lang's composition and use of different shapes is masterful. The costume designer deserves recognition as well for the absolutely breathtaking creations that match the expressionist atmosphere.

  23. msmichel's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    Epic storytelling. This ambitious take on German mythology is pretty impressive even ninety years later. The film is somewhat long winded at times but its episodic structure does work in its favour. Some really stirring scenes especially the early dragon battle that still thrills. Performances vary but the visual style and complexity is constant.

  24. Sue Denim's rating of the film Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

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