The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2006)

Bay Area digital-effects wizard David Lee Fisher offers an enticing visual remix of the 1920 German expressionist classic with this innovative updating that places contemporary performers against scanned backdrops of the original and offers… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 5, 2007
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Leydon
Variety

An undeniably clever commingling of a new cast (and spoken dialogue) with a silent classic. But pic fails to engage consistently on its own terms, and begins to coast on novelty value around the midway point.

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David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

It's the movie equivalent of bad fan fiction, really.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Fisher's dialogue draws heavily on the original film's intertitles and script directions and the addition of sound is a plus for moviegoers uncomfortable with the artificial embarrassment of silence.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

In his semi-remake of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the director David Lee Fisher has accomplished something rather startling: he has out-disoriented the original.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Interesting only for about as long as it takes to realize that Fisher has honored Weine's expressionist aesthetic but hasn't improved the original's creaky plotline.

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R. Emmet Sweeney
Village Voice

Although technically impressive, the remake is dramatically inert, as the set becomes a motionless backdrop to theatrical line readings instead of a pulsing manifestation of diseased minds.

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Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com

A competent curio reimagining of the silent-era classic.

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Morgan Salem
very very interesting and creepy