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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Ethan's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    This is a nice little chase film that kind of feels like a Hitchcock film but it is all Lang.

  2. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean you're wrong. Those darn Nazis are everywhere! And they're trying to steal your cake! This movie has held up quite well since the last time I saw it.

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    Entre le fantastique métaphysique et le thriller hitchcockien, une oeuvre étonnante de suspense et de maîtrise. A ne rater sous aucun prétexte ! www.cinefiches.com

  4. bulgrin's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    Certainly a proper film noir but not a masterpiece although it has some 4 star moments (seance, final shootout etc).

  5. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

  6. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    Much weaker than Lang’s more well known films, Metropolis and M. The whole thing amounts to so little, and I feel I’ve already forgotten most of it. Shame with such a promising, Kafka-esque beginning.

  7. Chris's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    the acting sometimes isn't so great but the cinematography (especially the use of light, or lack thereof) was amazing and the story was intriguing enough

  8. Histioteuthis's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    I remember the seance part was good but have honestly forgotten the rest except the country fete and the cake swap

  9. SpacePirate's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    An underappreciated Lang. Not quite up there with Fury and some of his early work, but a fine film. Graham Greene seemed to write nothing but great novels, either that, or they just filmed well. Have some cake

  10. marco's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    best cinematography of every year

  11. el.'s rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    lang has this thing of putting such quirky but also very serious elements together and it works rather well. in this case it didn't add up to something great but it sure did offer a good, fun time.

  12. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

  13. Thomas's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    Superb espionage thriller. Lang is on fine form here, masterfully constructing a paranoid and suspenseful atmosphere, both narratively and cinematically. (Based on a novel by Graham Greene.)

  14. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    "But you don't always see what everyone else is seeing." http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/06/episode-63-films-noir-of-fritz-lang.html

  15. ASHES IN THE HOURGLASS's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    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.

  16. Jaspar Lamar Crabb's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    Proving that even middling Fritz Lang is worthwhile

  17. Tigrão's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    Great direction and lighting, but let's face it, the story was sooo lame. I mean, a plot evolving around a secret message hidden in a cake? Yeaaahhhh. Right.

  18. El Biffo's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    Superbly crafted spy thriller from the master, Fritz Lang. A seance, a mysterious cake, a blind man on a train, undercover nazis, and so much more!

  19. James Devereaux's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    Wonderfully Weird noir from Fritz Lang.

  20. Sunrise's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    The intensity of blackness behind Carla, as she steps into the lit hallway has such a density to it's intension, that Lang and Sharp solidify a visual cue about the uncertainties behind one's intuitions in war-time darkness. The 'enemy' is not necessarily always a political view point standing across some clear line, but a cavernous fear that there's no real clarity until after a choice has been [wrongly] made.

  21. Brandon Nowalk's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

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  23. AKFilmFan's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    A solid Fritz Lang thriller that had nice cinematography, a nightmarish story that has one event leading to the other, and Milland giving an effective performance of suave neuroticism. The only fault I found was that there were certain scenes where the film lost of its steam.

  24. lasers8oclock's rating of the film Ministry of Fear

    Not the best noir, nowhere near the best Lang. Much of the "suspense" is very easy to see through, unfortunately. Some characters seem to just disappear from the film without finishing their arcs. The 'epilogue' is absurd Hollywood rubbish. By no means a poor film, but certainly not an exceptional one.

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