Saw this years ago at a repertoire theatre, was really impressed with the story, acting and photography, so much better
now since it's alteration by criterion
If he did it could have been Fritz Lang & his seminal talkie, M, made in 1931 & released in 1933. Read morePublished on June 2 2004 by JOHN GODFREY
While watching this story unfold, I found myself on quite a rollercoaster ride of emotion. First, I hated Beckert (Peter Lorre's character) for luring innocent little girls to... Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein
"M", Fritz Lang's ingenious story of the hunt for a child molester, is a remarkable snapshot of civilized German society at the moment predating its collapse. Read morePublished on April 12 2004 by anonymous
This review is for the Criterion Collection (1st edition) of the film.
This movie is Fritz Lang's first "talkie" and an excellent film about a serial child murderer. Read more
Criterion is taking this DVD out-of-print, and then releasing a new edition at the end of 2004, with a pristine transfer from newly restored film elements and a bunch of special... Read morePublished on March 21 2004
Maybe this shocked in its day, but it's terribly dated, with long dialogue scenes that could have been condensed way down. Read morePublished on March 16 2004
"M" is the story of a child killer in 1930s Germany. A group of police and mafia begin a race for the killer, and mob catches him first, all ending in a court room of sorts. Read morePublished on March 7 2004 by Vagabond77
The movie is brilliant, as many others have said, so I won't go into that here.
I am posting to warn people not to buy 'M' yet. Read more