"A MASTERPIECE OF VISIONARY SILENT CINEMA... one of the strangest, most fascinating films ever made, a futuristic nightmare that is both sublime in its grandeur and remarkably intimate in its emotions. Just about every science-fiction movie you can think of pays tribute to its influence, but to date none has matched its strangeness or its prophetic power."
- A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"The greatest of all pulp fantasies! Lang’s profligate hallucination of a future city is a movie
whose every detail is subsumed to the overall effect."
- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice
"The plutonium template for sci-fi moviemaking...
Remains one of the most inspirational and influential movies of any genre."
- John Anderson, Newsday
"A superspectacle... ESSENTIAL."
- Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Lang’s pop-visionary epic has always been a milestone of precision craftsmanship on a gargantuan scale. A proto-noir suspense film... a mad-scientist extravaganza and all-out disaster flick!"
- Michael Sragow, The New Yorker
"One of the handsomest, visually most inventive films of the 20th century,
and certainly one of the all-time great sci-fi films... a powerful parable."
- NY Press