Greed
Greed (1925)

No one living can say whether the original, ten-hour version of Erich von Stroheim's most famous movie was the epic masterpiece it was touted to be. The 140-minute version is all that remains, and while it's only a quarter of the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 26, 1925
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

Mr. von Stroheim has not missed a vulgar point, but on the other hand his direction of the effort is cunningly dramatic.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Von Stroheim's rep, after a long dormancy, has been on the rise, and this is the best evidence of his work you'll get until someone finds those lost five hours in some Ukrainian subcellar.

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Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Von Stroheim's butchered masterpiece

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Erich von Stroheim's Greed (1925), like the Venus de Milo, is acclaimed as a classic despite missing several parts deemed essential by its creator.

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Ed Gibbs
Electric Sheep

A fascinating, exhilarating, immensely satisfying experience.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Von Stroheim's groundbreaking film is still intriguing.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

McTeague is surely a great novel, but one reason Greed is even better is that Stroheim had more lived experience to bring to the material.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Even in its severely edited form Von Stroheim's masterpiece is just that; a masterpiece.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This version of Greed is a don't miss one -- a Hollywood art film that was half-destroyed by them, yet still managed to somehow survive.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
An impressive achievement leaves one wondering what was lost from Von Stroheim's original nine hour epic original. What's left is compelling with… More