The Mask of Fu Manchu
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

Boris Karloff stars as the fiendish Dr. Fu Manchu in M.G.M.'s film version the Sax Rohmer novel about the evil personification of "the yellow peril." Fu Manchu is out to lay waste to the white man's world and intends to… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 30, 1992
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique

This is a creaky but entertaining relic from the early sound era. Basically an adventure story...it edges into the horror category thanks to the fiendish torture devices used by the Oriental criminal mastermind - and his sadistic daughter.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A classic with a towering performance by Karloff as Fu Manchu. Only the movie's overt racism can be a mark against it today.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An entertaining but politically incorrect hokum escapist adventure story.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

There's no such thing as a really good Fu Manchu film, but Charles Brabin's The Mask of Fu Manchu is probably as close as one comes.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the film is filled with high camp, Karloff in droopy mustache and long, curled fingernails and Loy in slinky gown and dangly headdress.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
well i have to say this was really fun but also quite racist. karloff is having a blast here, the costumes and sets are high camp, myrna loy as an oriental… More