Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt (1929)

Thunderbolt was Josef von Sternberg's first American talking picture. George Bancroft, a von Sternberg regular (despite frequents clashes between the two men), plays a death row inmate who may be on the eve of eternity, but who has… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1929
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A museum piece, then, for Sternberg completists only.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Probably the most underrated of Josef von Sternberg's sound pictures.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

There is nothing edifying about this production, and it is hardly an entertainment.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Serving as proof that Josef von Sternberg did make fine films before The Blue Angel, Thunderbolt is a bizarre gangster picture which is as much a romance as a thriller.

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TIME Magazine

This one is foolish.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

George Bancroft received Best Actor Oscar nomination for this crime movie directed by von Sternberg.

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