Flesh and the Devil
Flesh and the Devil (1926)

Flesh and the Devil is a romantic melodrama that is most memorable for its nostalgic evocation of an impossibly elegant Austria, as well as for an erotically charged Communion service.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 11, 2007
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92%
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

A corking story, exceptionally acted and cleverly directed. A lot of glory to be distributed among all concerned.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Turgid and stiff, it finds the magic only occasionally.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Garbo is mesmerising in this wild and heated romance that has to be considered in context to cope with the excesive aesthetic and thematic melodrama.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

Miss Garbo is undeniably alluring as Felicitas. Mr. Gilbert and Mr. Hansen give sound performances in their respective roles.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

They *do not* make 'em like this anymore, and even when they did, the results were rarely this emphatic and grand.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A well crafted but creaky vehicle.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Much ado about nothing, really, but Garbo is as luminous as ever, thanks to William Daniels' camerawork.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Somewhat notorious Garbo vehicle which co-stars real life lover, John Gilbert.

Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Garbo & Gilbert at their steamy, sultry silent peak.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
One of the best romantic melodramas I've seen from the 20s so far. The acting is great, the story is heartbreaking, and the cinematography is really cool… More
Cindy I
Excellent film. I had heard about this for years and it didn't disappoint. A familiar story -- a love triangle -- handled well, good performances,… More
jay nixon
Famed silent is for the time period a well made melodrama. The story is of no real consequence and now seems very familiar as it probably was at the time of… More
Stella Dallas
a little melodramatic for my taste but the romantic charms of vienna and garbo and gilbert's great chemistry carry the film. garbo was just 21 and soon… More