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Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse

Fritz Lang West Germany, 1960

Duncan Gray's rating of the film The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse

Lang's final film is one of his most underrated. Stylistically, it's some of his best work, even if it sadly lacks the strong resonance and political implications of the two previous Mabuse films. But what comes across most strongly is a vindicated sense of nostalgia for an old-school brand of thrills. Here's a swan song built for pure enjoyment. What can I say? The man went out on a high note.