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  1. Aardsy's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    Just havin' a good time.

  2. Ethan's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    This is definitely a fun and seductive masterpiece that was way ahead of its time and proves that Sternberg was a true master of the art of cinema.

  3. le Gars's rating of the film The Docks of New York

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    Encore une exceptionnelle composition de George Bancroft, époustouflante incarnation d'une "brute au grand coeur", dans une rigoureuse et audacieuse réalisation qui oscille entre mélodramatiques échouages affectifs, impressionnant réalisme maritime et poétiques élancées visuelles... www.cinefiches.com

  5. Deiner's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    A rather ridiculous plot saved by the stunning cinematography and the surprisingly entertaining performances by its cast (especially the women; Betty Compson and Olga Baclanova are both quite touching and intriguing in their respective roles).

  6. Kevin's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    There aren't many other films I can recall from this era that are photographed as beautifully as Docks of New York.

  7. Diderot's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    One of the great films from Hollywood's final years of silence. It's also a beautiful example of Sternberg's visual aesthetic, with crowded frames and carefully designed shots that create a kind of image-atmosphere that never existed before or since.

  8. Blumes's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    Visceral and fairly modern for its time

  9. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    "Here, Hollywood, here's what I can do on my own. Now don't you want to hire me?" http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/11/episode-79-sternberg-before-dietrich.html "'We are SMART cinephiles!'" http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-82-cinema-masters-vol-xi.html

  10. Sean Patrick Stevens's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    One of the most beautifully shot and accessible of early silent films.

  11. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    When comparing them to "The Docks of New York" most films seem vulgar and irrelevant.

  12. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    Un filme alineado a los primeros filmes de Von Sternberg y que individualmente causa curiosidad a partir de que sería una suerte de antítesis al modelo melodramático del cine silente. El filme no promueve personajes idílicos sino todo lo contrario. Estos son sujetos totalmente imperfectos que se complementan (algo que también sucede en "The last command") en un contexto y atmósfera igual de imperfecta.

  13. Log Lady's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    Misty, sensual, alluring, and slightly melancholic. The story is undeniably simple, and the progress of the main couple's relationship is kind of absurd, but von Sternberg's visual style makes this a memorable romance. The docks is presented as an almost otherworldly place where the usual conventions don't apply. There's also the absence of sappiness, which in my book is laudable.

  14. José Neves's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    Cinematography by Harold Rosson.

  15. TFCHooligan69's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    This was fantastic. Loved it.

  16. Trevor's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    One of the greatest of all silent films, this is piercingly contemporary and overwhelmingly beautiful. A benchmark in film atmosphere and a key example of von Sternberg's visual genius, yes, but also brimming with emotional intelligence. The simplicity of the story allows for von Sternberg to inject surprising subtlety and shading to the characters and their relationships.

  17. Peter Rinaldi's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    Just saw this at MoMA. What a great time. Pretty good print too.

  18. Y . K . H's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    This comes next to a graphic novel.

  19. Dave's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    Mike A's comment below provides the perfect word to describe this: fluidity. It's a von Sternberg staple and is on full display here. The photography is nothing short of spectacular. Some story limitations hold this one back from being among von Sternberg's very best, but it's still a gorgeous film and a must-see as a masterclass in tasteful direction.

  20. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    A beautifully shot film with a shadowy atmosphere, but the unconvincing romance ultimately didn't connect with me.

  21. Mike Archibald's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    Incredible fluidity for a silent.

  22. Andrés Pff's rating of the film The Docks of New York

  23. Roscoe's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    A really beautifully made film with gorgeous black and white cinematography and a rather tired and unconvincing romance between two people so completely ill-maatched that they can't do anything other than wind up together. Some nice flourishes along the way, though. Interesting to see Betty Compson deliver the same performance that Marlene Dietrich would be delivering a few years later.

  24. H. Jackson's rating of the film The Docks of New York

    Brilliant. Josef von Sternberg was a master. The excellence of his style can be detected in lesser films such as Blonde Venus, but leaves you awe in The Docks of New York. It succeeds in just about every department - from the steamy, mysterious compositions, through to it's rich comment on working class life and the dangers of taking responsibility lightly. It's all about love and commitment, and it works perfectly.