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  1. Victor Morosoff's rating of the film Woyzeck

  2. Adam Whybray's rating of the film Woyzeck

    Vibrates at a very high velocity. The whole world thrums with anxiety. Both director and actor play it hard and tenderly. I love the cheeky way in which Herzog stamps his name over Kinski's swollen face in the opening credits.

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film Woyzeck

    Le soldat Franz Woyzeck, en butte aux brimades du capitaine et du médecin de la garnison, apprend que Marie, sa femme, a une aventure avec le séduisant tambour-major.. Etonnant Kinski !

  4. ermete polpette's rating of the film Woyzeck

  5. msmichel's rating of the film Woyzeck

    Herzog's take on the Woyzeck story was his third brilliant collaboration with madman/actor Klaus Kinski and resulted in this mesmerizing film that may pale in scope compared to their other collaborations but still has an extreme power over the viewer. Kinski is brilliant here in a performance of inner turmoil, ticks and anxieties. Also of note is the Cannes winning supporting turn by Eva Mattes.

  6. Louis Robert's rating of the film Woyzeck

  7. cin·aes·the·tic's rating of the film Woyzeck

    For Herzog/Kinski completionists. A visual tone poem depicting the descent into madness (complete with cacophony of a town brass band), based on the original (unfinished) stage play by Georg Büchner. Set in rural Saxony or Prussia in the early 1800s (before German unification), the film shows that the poor were/are handy test subjects for 'science'. The field of poppies reminds me of "The Wizard of Oz" (sans road).

  8. ionosonde's rating of the film Woyzeck

    not herzog's best. didn't do anything for me. the characterization felt forced.

  9. PJ's rating of the film Woyzeck

  10. Nolan Barth's rating of the film Woyzeck

    Werner Herzog is a genius. Woyzeck is beautifully crafted and acted. I loved how stationary the camera was. The long takes with the stationary camera really allow the audience to explore every minute detail of the film. I think this might be Klaus Kinski's best performance! This film isn't for everyone though. It's a very slowly paced film, but in my opinion the slow pace allows the ending to have a greater impact.

  11. Landen Celano's rating of the film Woyzeck

    Truly one of Kinski's finest performances. Also Herzog's restraint here is really intriguing. The "pivotal" scene is absolutely mesmerizing.

  12. tintinmugshot's rating of the film Woyzeck

  13. David R Williams's rating of the film Woyzeck

    I could watch Kinski in anything and it would still be great even if it wasn't. A dark and really very funny tale of madness, lust and jealousy.

  14. Zac Weber's rating of the film Woyzeck

    Herzog uses the ponderous long-takes to give full attention to Kinski's frantic and magnetic on-screen presence. The intensity of Kinski's eyes and facial expressions give the entire film a teetering sense of mystery and insanity—culminating with the surreal moment when Woyzeck finally breaks.

  15. fearraigh's rating of the film Woyzeck

    Herzog's adaptation of Büchner's play has some great moments and brilliant asides at German medical ratiocination of the early 19th century. Nonetheless, despite a suitably crazed performance from Kinski, Woyzeck feels like it's very much a minor film.

  16. Nick Potter's rating of the film Woyzeck

    I'm not sure there's a better team for a descent into total madness than Herzog and Kinski. The film overall is only fine, but Kinski really saves the day here.

  17. Ghostman's rating of the film Woyzeck

    One of Herzog's best IMO. That ending is crazy man

  18. Junkle's rating of the film Woyzeck

    Felt like a book I would read in a dream.

  19. Myles's rating of the film Woyzeck

    About time Kinski comes through with a restrained character. This is a quiet movie by Herzog's standards. That's what makes it such a pleasure.

  20. Slappy McGee's rating of the film Woyzeck

    (1.5 stars) Werner had used up all of his mojo on Nosferatu when he jumped directly into this terrible follow-up. A bright spot is watching Kinski get batshit throughout the film. In the big scene at the end, his expression is just amazing. The story is very weak as are the characters. Herzog's script is all over the place and is basically a series of short speeches philosophizing regardless of the overarching story.

  21. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Woyzeck

    When you're as prolific as Herzog is, you're bound to rush the process, not necessarily do as many re-takes, and it shows. Kinski is quite good, though.

  22. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Woyzeck

  23. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Woyzeck

    Another great Kinski performance. This one feels very much like a play. The scene where (spoiler alert) Woyzeck murders his wife in slow motion is great. Not top tier Herzog but pretty good in its own right.

  24. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Woyzeck

    Perhaps Herzog/Kinski's slightest feature—like an experiment or a sketchbook, working another variation on the madness of civilization and its total inability to control irrational natural instinct. There are moments of real beauty, and this may actually contain the best performance Kinski ever gave Herzog: the subtlest, the most controlled, the ticking (if mad) human mind before the total eruption.

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