Bluebeard
Bluebeard (1944)

In this haunting feature from director Edgar G. Ulmer, a 19th-century Parisian marionette master cannot seem to control his urges to strangle women after he paints their portraits.

Rated: G
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Release Date: June 29, 2004
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A breathtakingly self-reflexive portrait

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Interessante versão da história de Barba-Azul, desta vez com um Carradine atipicamente contido e, conseqüentemente, muito eficaz.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Ulmer's third masterpiece, after The Black Cat (1934) and Detour (1945); it's one of his few films that overcame its wretched budget.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Dream-like film mixing opera, crime and puppets in 19th Century Paris.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's prolific actor John Carradine's first starring role in a horror film and his own favorite performance.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Really good Ulmer film marred by an atrocious musical score

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A painter/puppeteer kills his models in 19th century Paris. A dusty and lifeless serial killer relic; when John Carradine is acting (rather than over-acting)… More
Byron Brubaker
Edgar G. Ulmer may be considered a bit of a genius when it came to making bottom-of-the-bucket budget films for the studio PRC, but he simply can't raise… More
AJ Verser
An okay adaptation of the story of Bluebeard, not great, but not bad either.
Morgan Salem
it was pretty good but it lost the star because A) the lady is just a a-whole and cants just love the guy like he loves her wich i thought was crapppy of her… More