Greed (1925)

No one living can say whether the original, ten-hour version of Erich von Stroheim's most famous movie was the epic masterpiece it was touted to be. The 140-minute version is all that remains, and while it's only a quarter of the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 26, 1925
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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

Mr. von Stroheim has not missed a vulgar point, but on the other hand his direction of the effort is cunningly dramatic.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Von Stroheim's rep, after a long dormancy, has been on the rise, and this is the best evidence of his work you'll get until someone finds those lost five hours in some Ukrainian subcellar.

Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Von Stroheim's butchered masterpiece

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Erich von Stroheim's Greed (1925), like the Venus de Milo, is acclaimed as a classic despite missing several parts deemed essential by its creator.

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Ed Gibbs
Electric Sheep

A fascinating, exhilarating, immensely satisfying experience.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Von Stroheim's groundbreaking film is still intriguing.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

McTeague is surely a great novel, but one reason Greed is even better is that Stroheim had more lived experience to bring to the material.

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Cole Smithey

Even in its severely edited form Von Stroheim's masterpiece is just that; a masterpiece.

Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

Greed (1924) is one of the greatest silent films ever made, although the film was a box-office failure at the time. The 'lost' film masterpiece

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jay nixon
An impressive achievement leaves one wondering what was lost from Von Stroheim's original nine hour epic original. What's left is compelling with… More
Sylvester Kuo
One of the most memorable silent films in the 20s, Greed is an adaptation from the novel McTeague about how greed ruined people's live. Because the… More