Fantomas - A l'ombre de la guillotine
Fantomas - A l'ombre de la guillotine (1913)

Fantomas was the umbrella title for five different multi-part serials. The "hero" of these serials was the villain, a slick, deadly master criminal known as "Fantomas." Motivated by a curious code of honor, Fantomas gets… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 9, 1913
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

The series start shows Fantomas in disguise and Juve's obsession with capturing him.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

[E]ven with contemporary eyes you can see why audiences embraced its dime novel deliriousness and surrealists appreciated its mix of elaborate schemes and incoherent complications.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The film is chiefly best at creating a bizarre, off-kilter mood.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

For something that's now 97 years old, it's a terrific, hugely entertaining film.

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Byron Brubaker
Released one hundred years and a few months ago from the date I'm writing this. This French production is really just exposition for the five film series… More