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  1. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

    Not a strong Griffith by any stretch of the imagination, but seeing it was 1914, and Griffith's first feature i'll give the lame cop-out ending a pass.

  2. chanandre's rating of the film The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

    [Cinémathèque PT - 35mm] (Live score by Filipe Raposo)

  3. Hatari's rating of the film The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

    Interesting early foray into psychological drama. It has Griffith's best and worst tendencies in the same package - technical mastery combined with overblown moralising.

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

    Dans l'ensemble une œuvre parfaitement réussie, hormis peut-être la ridicule et médiocre scène de l'apparition imaginaire d'une horde de prétendues goules... www.cinefiches.com

  5. Mariana Basílio's rating of the film The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

  6. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

    Logrado filme de Griffith, y es además una de las adaptaciones a Poe más libres e interesantes. Dos escenas marcan fascinaciones del escritor estadounidense. La alegoría y la mitología, estas expresas en la mente perturbada y en las fantasías escritas del personaje principal. Griffith le otorga a estas una cuota experimental, algo ajeno a su fílmica. Otras dos escenas: la tensión que trabaja en una pistola y manos.

  7. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

    It starts off fine and is well-made, but eventually this film kept getting ludicrous & illogical as it goes along. italicizing a bare bones inspiration from Poe, it tries to balance his works w/ Griffith's preachy message & it fails. But the nightmarish imagery, performances, the sights of ghosts & Jesus in the same movie, & the hammy pantomime of guilt make it an interesting failure.