Underrated Lang that has one of the best scenes in his filmography. When the brother taunts his sister for not being able to shoot her, the way it's shot in the darkness which is an element that was prior in the film associated with the subconscious gives his line a psychological undertone that reflects the state of the sister. In short, right here, we have another reason why Lang is the master of shadows and sound.
Fritz Lang gives a Nazi espionage thriller first rate film noir treatment. The seance scene is brilliant as is the final rooftop shootout. Ministry of Fear is so underrated it pisses me off. Maybe if it weren't for its strong anti-cake stance more people would know about it.
Based on Graham Greene novel. One of my favourite American spy thrillers. Marjorie Reynolds’s smile, the little girl with the balloon that reminds us of M, the spiritualism seance which announces THE THOUSAND EYES OF Dr. MABUSE, Dan Duryea. Masterpiece. In any event, for me.
Director Fritz Lang infuses Graham Greene's spy thriller with a palpable noir atmosphere and a number of classic stylish suspense sequences. The plot can be awkwardly-paced at times, but at its best moments a film noir classic.