The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse
The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

Fritz Lang directed this sequel to his nearly four-hour Dr. Mabuse silent of 1922 (often shown in two parts, Dr. Mabuse: Der Spieler/The Gambler and Dr. Mabuse: King of Crime). The film opens with Detective Hofmeister (Karl Meixner) spying… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 18, 2004
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

The story is very long-winded and even an ingenious director like Fritz Lang could not prevent its being rather slow-moving in places.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The movie captures an air of dread, despair, and individual impotence -- a political atmosphere that meshed perfectly with Lang's raging paranoia.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Richly inventive crime thriller

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Time Out

By 1932, the character had become rather more than just king villain of the serials: Testament finds him mouthing undisguised Nazi slogans from his asylum prison.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Fritz Lang's suspense masterpiece starts with a kick and then piles on the subterfuge, suspense and terror.

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Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

So while lauded by the wine-swirling art-house set, Lang was a German master whose films -- and there are a lot of them -- also appeal to those of us who rarely use the phrase 'mise en scène' in conversation.

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Herbert L. Matthews
New York Times

It is a hallucinating and horrifying story, depicted with great power and the extraordinary beauty of photography that Lang has led his admirers to expect.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

[Lang's] ambitious command of the medium...keeps us rooted to our seats from start to finish.

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Michael Koller
Senses of Cinema

Testament is still a great film that provides a perfect summation of Lang's German career.

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Randy Tippy
In spite of the efforts of men like Johannes Schultz and Gustave Le Bon, hypnosis was often viewed as something supernatural or other-worldly well into the… More
Ken Stachnik
Great psychological crime drama from the master Fritz Lang
Daniel Perry
Fritz Lang always makes such an interesting study, and despite having not seen the rest of the series, I really enjoyed this film. Lang's oeuvre is a… More
Stella Dallas
cool early german crime thriller expressing the common theme of man's anxiety in the industrial age. very good special effects for 1933! mabuse reminds… More
Veronique Kwak
"the testament of dr. mabuse" is fritz lang's perverse thriller upon mental hypnotization as manipulative apparatus of evil saboteurs. dr.… More
Michael Gildea
Legend has it Joseph Goebbels held a meeting with Fritz Lang to tell him 2 things: 1) That he was banning this movie, and 2) that the Nazi Party wanted to hire… More