Was hard to rate it. But I'd rather give it more stars than less. It is definitely a masterpiece. Great storytelling doesn't have to be verbal to grasp one's attention and make you intrigued by the story. This, early days of cinema, cinematography can even beat some modern masters. If one loves cinema, this film should be on the list.
Evocative and atmospheric early German horror film is a prime example of German Expressionist cinema, telling the story of a Rabbi who creates a clay monster, or Golem, to protect the Jewish people from growing anti-Semitic sentiment. However, when his task is done, he refuses to return to his inanimate state, and runs amok, creating havoc. Perhaps hokey by today's standards, but still impressively staged.