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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Andrew Miller's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    The first thing I ever saw in a film class. Everything changed.

  2. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    Great acting, great story. Will leave you feeling like utter shit, until the tacked on happy ending that is...4.5 stars

  3. RoRoRoro's rating of the film The Last Laugh

  4. Dignan's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    Entfesselte kamera begins.

  5. Muraki's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    my favorite silent European film

  6. Bram Vroonland's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    Great shots, lighting, effects and very easy to watch for a film of the twenties. Murnau was a genius and it's sad he didn't live long enough to cement his legacy. The ending I don't really like though...

  7. Mahda Purmahdi's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    The "too good to be true" happy end makes it an even more fantastic film.

  8. paxy's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    https://cinepaxy.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/lultima-risata/

  9. Stevie's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    Still genius despite the ending not being the one that Murnau originally intended. Jannings' fall from grace is portrayed excellently.

  10. Aaron Fooshée's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    Great dual ending of polar extremes (a harsh reality and a rare fantasy life).

  11. su r's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    five-star is not enough for that masterpiece.

  12. Yılmaz Tatar's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    Çarpıcı bir film Chaplin in sessiz sinemalarının yerini tutamaz ama!

  13. Ender UÇUM's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    Sessiz sinemanın geldiği yüksek sanatsal noktayı görmek için seyredilmeli...

  14. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    Lo que me incomoda un poco es esa "última carcajada" del filme. Murnau tiene un lado compasivo con sus personajes. Se ve por ejemplo en "Sunrise" donde aquí el epílogo sería toda una reconciliación entre una pareja. En "El último" es la salvación del respeto hacia los demás sin maltratar el sesgo benevolente de un envejecido empleado. Lo mejor son las escenas de la borrachera y el sueño. Murnau fascina cuando alucina

  15. Mahir's rating of the film The Last Laugh

  16. Mr. Dude_o_o's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    Camera-work, the dream sequence, Emil Jannings' mesmerizing performance. A cinephile's wet dream.

  17. VincentVendetta's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    Some of the best 71 minutes of silent film you'll ever see. Just... don't go any further than that.

  18. tatalf's rating of the film The Last Laugh

  19. Xiao's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    Can we please do away with that ending? It's so tacky and out of place...

  20. msmichel's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    '02 restoration Murnau's silent classic ruminates on aging and the value of labour in its tale of a somewhat pompous hotel employee who suddenly finds himself demoted to washroom attendant and is met with scorn by his family and neighbours. What's fascinating is that the tale is told without any intertitle of dialogue. Unfortunately the film is near ruined by its tacked on studio requested happy ending.

  21. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    Murnau created a tragedy with an ending that is absolutely unforgettable!

  22. JUERGEN_K's rating of the film The Last Laugh

  23. El Biffo's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    I have an old copy of the US release, but this beautiful restoration breathes new life into the crown jewel of the German "Kammerspiel" genre. Murnau sold out when he went to Hollywood, but there were few choices available to German film makers when the Nazis rose to power, and Goebbels "cleansed" the German film industry, which didn't recover til the 1970's. Only 4&1/2 stars because of the tacked-on happy ending.

  24. Ethan's rating of the film The Last Laugh

    F.W. Murnau was one of the true great artists of the cinema. Through this film he was able to show every emotion without the use of words or inter-titles. Along with Emil Jannings devastating performance this is one of the best films to come out of the German Silent Era.