Mata Hari
Mata Hari (1932)

"So much for Carlotta" muses the head of German Espionage (Lewis Stone), shortly after secret agent Karen Morley is put to death. Morley's successor is exotic dancer Mata Hari (Greta Garbo), an enigmatic woman of… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 1932
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Though Garbo is sexy and hot in a less subtle way this time, and though the plot goes about as far as it can in situation warmth, the story presents nothing sensational.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Greta Garbo tries to wheedle secrets out of Ramon Navarro and Lewis Stone in her most ludicrous film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This is the role that the Swedish beauty Greta Garbo is best known for.

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Time Out

The film is Garbo's even before she appears on screen to dazzle her willing audience; once there, it becomes impossible to dissociate the legend of the star from the myth of Mata Hari.

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TV Guide

Garbo is stunning.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

A glamourous and romantic conception of the latter days of the life of the Dutch dancer and courtesan who was shot as a spy by the French in 1917.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Not Garbo's greatest but it has a curious charm.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A very interesting movie, based on real life, but the film makers could have done a better job with putting this movie together. It just doesn't grab your… More
Veronique Kwak
"mata hari" is one of early vehicles for greta garbo in her sound stage, but the tale within the movie is entirely fictional despite there's… More
Anastasia Bartzoulianou
If this film had a better script, with less melodrama, it would be an absolute masterpiece. It's the amazing presence of Garbo, who's giving such a… More