Flesh and the Devil
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Flesh and the Devil
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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A corking story, exceptionally acted and cleverly directed. A lot of glory to be distributed among all concerned."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Turgid and stiff, it finds the magic only occasionally."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"Garbo makes love!"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Miss Garbo is undeniably alluring as Felicitas. Mr. Gilbert and Mr. Hansen give sound performances in their respective roles."
‑ Mordaunt Hall, New York Times
"They *do not* make 'em like this anymore, and even when they did, the results were rarely this emphatic and grand."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A well crafted but creaky vehicle."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Pretty melodramatic stuff, it looked gorgeous and was well directed by Brown, Garbo's favourite director."
‑ , Film4
"Much ado about nothing, really, but Garbo is as luminous as ever, thanks to William Daniels' camerawork."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Somewhat notorious Garbo vehicle which co-stars real life lover, John Gilbert."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Garbo & Gilbert at their steamy, sultry silent peak."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"Greta Garbo is the siren whose insatiable sexuality threatens to tear apart blood brothers John Gilbert and Lars Hanson in this overheated and melodramatic masterpiece."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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