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Ratings & Reviews

  1. José Neves's rating of the film The Amazing Mr. X

    35mm. A literally black film, carved by John Alton's cinematography, an unusual tale of secrecy, psychoanalysis, and mystical symbology, in the continuity of some Hitchcock's and Lang's and the mystery that invaded North-American 40's production. Is a perspicacious film, which director might be worth searching for - here rules an immensity of sculpted details, ambiences and points of view.

  2. Diderot's rating of the film The Amazing Mr. X

    As a total movie, it's not that good. But some of the scenes achieve tonal atmospheres that are unique and very interesting.

  3. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film The Amazing Mr. X

    Quite simply, one of the most gorgeously photographed black and white films. The exquisite lighting is by the great John Alton. The acting is strictly "B" and the plot is convoluted but it does not matter. The look is everything.

  4. Sunrise's rating of the film The Amazing Mr. X

    Tendencies of Spiritualist Alexis become an allegory for cinema, where belief is conjured through magical tactics, but becomes dangerous when manipulated for money. Fantastic Alton photography when matched with Vorhaus' sensitive direction crafts a need to believe that it's not just the comprehension of the logical, but belief of the possible (even through emotional tricks in moderation) that heals a searching soul.