Frau im Mond (By Rocket to the Moon) (Woman in the Moon)
Frau im Mond (By Rocket to the Moon) (Woman in the Moon) (1929)

A brave woman takes part in the first journey to the moon in a quest for extraterrestrial gold. Although mostly far-fetched, this melodramatic late silent sci-fi story is scientifically accurate in many respects, with effective… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 9, 2004
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Fritz Lang's last silent film is nothing special, looking more like the work of Lang's wife and screenwriter (and Nazi-to-be) Thea von Harbou.

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Anton Bitel
Film4

In Lang's overlong but intriguing space oddity, the realities of flight clash with the reveries of the characters.

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Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine

Mirroring the director's own passions for fantasy literature, Gustav's youthful optimism disproves the too-superficial reading of Lang as a monocled, perfectionist tyrant.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

In this 169-minute version, which restores the film closer to Lang's original vision than any other video release, the film proves itself a terrific entertainment with hints of greatness.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Magnificent science fiction epic.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

As opposed to the furious ellipsis of Spies, the launchpad countdown does not arrive until after the midway point, Lang's intro leisurely laying in human detail to contrast with the sense of dwarfing technology to follow.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The last silent film by Fritz Lang.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
In the early days of rocket research and development, Fritz Lang with his then wife Thea von Harbou adapted her novel for the screen. It is not quite as full of… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Woman in the Moon" is a silent movie directed by Fritz Lang. Professor Manfeldt was once a respected professor with a wall full… More