Phantom (1922)

Alfred Abel plays a store clerk who is nearly driven to insanity when he sees an apparition of a girl driving a team of white horses. He is sentenced to 20 years in jail when he is convicted of stealing to raise money for a prostitute who… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 13, 1922
DVD Release Date: September 12, 2006
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Somewhat stodgy in its seriousness, Phantom remains a secondary work by a great filmmaker.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Phantom comes across more as a job for hire than as a genuine Murnau masterpiece. But even so, the master filmmaker managed to include several of his own touches

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

It's a bit of a bore.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's dreadfully slow-paced, overwrought and dated.

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Aj V
I wasn't impressed, interested, or put off by this film... in fact I didn't feel anything but boredom towards it. The plot sounds so promising, but… More
cody franklin
At times visually stunning, but the story is weak and boring. You see flashes of Murnau's genius in Phantom, but compared to his later work(Sunrise &… More
Cindy I
Not what I expected from F.W Murnau. It didn't have the beauty of SUNRISE or the mystery of NOSFERATU. And the title is a trifle misleading, in that I was… More
Eric Broome
Frankly, this film stinks. It earns two stars for F.W. Murnau's direction, but the melodramatic story is absolutely awful. The lead character (Alfred Abel,… More