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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film Michael

    Une déchirante étude sur la passion "filiale" (à connotation homosexuelle ?)... www.cinefiches.com

  2. msmichel's rating of the film Michael

    Dreyer's real intent is hidden in a story about a master artist and his young male model who betrays their bond. In today's understanding its a story of a gay man who has used a younger man who now has no further use for him in turn and that betrayal leaves him a shell of his former self. Little more than a LGBT relic at this point with strong production values for the time period.

  3. Addy K.'s rating of the film Michael

    "Now I may die content, for I have seen true love." Dreyer's first masterpiece MICHAEL is so concerned with the hidden mysteries of the soul (longing, loneliness) that not even the technical mastery of Karl Freund's cinematography or Hugo Haring's immaculate production design can subordinate it. A true 'kammerspiel' (chamber drama), it's transcendental power lies in eyes, silent glances and words unsaid. A treasure.

  4. Dogville59's rating of the film Michael

    Not sure what to make of it.

  5. EdieEmm's rating of the film Michael

    Cumbersome at first, with overlong, too-frequent intertitles, and a clown-car of seemingly endless characters to introduce... But then all of a sudden it's flowing and everything's working towards this devastating unfolding, this sickening, painful end, so predictable that it hurts to watch it come, and - yes - there it is - Dreyer's power & beauty. Heartwrenching. Quietly overwhelming. Christensen is extraordinary.

  6. Kamran's rating of the film Michael

    Appears simplistic and conventional but truly rather complex, nuanced, and formally innovative. The early call of a future master. 79/100 - Very Good. (3.5)

  7. Christophe et Anne-Julie's rating of the film Michael

    Far less interesting than Day of Wrath or The Passion of Joan of Arc but still some interesting themes surrounding the film.

  8. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Michael

  9. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film Michael

    A strong, controversial film from Carl Th. Dreyer that acts as a chronicle for the unspoken minority of the 1920s!

  10. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Michael

  11. Dominic Rainsford's rating of the film Michael

    Bleak but humane and very good. Telling details include the giant head, the English glasses.

  12. Alex's rating of the film Michael

    I am always impressed by Dreyer. Despite how conventional the base of some of his storylines are.

  13. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Michael

    THE 50 feet drama Queenie!! Slightly taller than Wilde! Great film!!

  14. Joe Pryweller's rating of the film Michael

    Extremely poignant and sad, with interesting camera angles such of shooting from above that diminish the stature of the characters. I particularly liked Dreyer's shot juxtaposing the Master's portrait of the destroyed man on the right with the Master himself on on the left of the frame. A great example where silent cinema can be more powerful than sound.

  15. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Michael

    Todo inicia con una frase que predice la historia de un melodrama. Entonces nuestros ojos se centran en el personaje de dicho nombre y su romance con una mujer. Lo cierto es que a medida que la película se desarrolla, este mismo personaje sale y entra y vuelve a salir del escenario. Ya para el final, todo está claro. Michael fue personaje central a través de los ojos del Maestro. Sútil homoerotismo y amor abnegado.

  16. Stevie's rating of the film Michael

    A great study of love and loneliness, two of Dreyer's consistent themes. It also seems pretty revolutionary in its depiction of the relationships two men can have.

  17. Marcelo Pereira's rating of the film Michael

  18. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film Michael

    Early Dreyer effort about an aging artist who is devastated when the man he loves abandons him for a woman. Notable for its overt (but not explicit) depiction of homosexuality, MICHAEL is an otherwise straightfoward film that delivers very little of the virtuosity that Dreyer would display in THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC four years later.

  19. Francisco R.'s rating of the film Michael

    Another staple of his silent period, if there is something potentially dislikable here is the Duke de Monthieu subplot, that I found it comes off as distracting and irrelevant compared to the main story.