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  1. dionysus67's rating of the film Tartuffe

    An early example of a moral tale that functions also as an exercise in the reflexivity of (home) cinema and its cathartic mirroring. With amazing semantic codifciations (i.e. the doorbell as alarm for the danger that lurks and sits quietly next to the stubborn man), it features a terrific Jannings and with ingenious cinematic pirhouettes it conveys the love for the film image as a therapeutic ascent to the 'Good'.

  2. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film Tartuffe

    When the deceiver is deceived. A tad lackluster compared to other Murnau's. Exceptional directing/cinematography as per usual but the plot is rather dull, although unique.

  3. Adam Whybray's rating of the film Tartuffe

    I don't know if Murnau's forbidding, expressionistic style really suits comedy, but 'Tartuffe' delivers its sly punches to the groin and brain with wit and verve! There's so much pleasure to be taken in the camera work alone. Sardonic and necessarily theatrical.

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film Tartuffe

    Une oeuvre qui remonte à 1926 et qui reste d'une parfaite modernité !

  5. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Tartuffe

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  7. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Tartuffe

  8. janh24's rating of the film Tartuffe

    Splendidly entertaining; a fragment from another age.

  9. niallosullivan's rating of the film Tartuffe

    Not Murnau's finest work by a long chalk, but funny and diverting all the same. Some visually striking moments too. A mediocre film by an exceptional film maker is still well worth a watch, just don't expect a masterpiece along the lines of Nosferatu or Sunrise.

  10. dmol's rating of the film Tartuffe

    Tartuffe's face expressions are a pure delight. And the finger-pointing against religious fanatics and greedy treasure-hunters instead of the (rather typically) frivolous, superficial women/wives even better.

  11. raggiodisole's rating of the film Tartuffe

    The ever watchable Emil Jannings excels, but otherwise, the murky personal morality play fails to convince, and the ending is altogether too neat. But what a great line: 'to sin in secret is no sin'. I shudder to think how many followed this edict

  12. Squashua's rating of the film Tartuffe

    A bizarre morality fable complete with drunkard fake saints, constant keyhole peeping and writing your will out for any waif or stray who happens to break into your home. On the plus side the Georgian-Victorian period details are rather nice (Elmire's pannier dresses are gorge) but Moliere's original makes this ultimately redundant. Random aside but silent films always make me want to go watch Tom & Jerry instead...

  13. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Tartuffe

    Cine dentro del cine en base a un clásico teatral. Murnau no despliega del todo esa técnica propia del expresionismo. Me atrevería a decir incluso que esta película no precisa ser encasillada dentro de este línea. El juego de sombras existe, más esa carga estridente y anímica de la atmósfera está ausente.

  14. Stevie's rating of the film Tartuffe

    The film within the film is excellently used here. Makes a mockery of religious scams too. Jannings is excellent here.

  15. Warren Spratley's rating of the film Tartuffe

    A morality play that crumbles beautifully under the weight of its own nuances and idiosyncrasies, as well as its figural implications. Murnau paints with light, shadow, and prolonged gestures in space. We of course wag our finger at Tartuffe's hypocrisy, but Murnau counters that with images of pure, detached feminine sexuality, irresistible. What is morality when space, time, and sex play out like this?

  16. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film Tartuffe

    Murnau was breaking the fourth wall early.

  17. rian's rating of the film Tartuffe

    the still makes me laugh.. LOL..

  18. gory™'s rating of the film Tartuffe

    watching murnau's movie plus live orchestra = what a wonderful experience!!