M (1931)

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Directed By Fritz Lang Fritz Lang Starring Peter Lorre Peter Lorre  •  Ellen Widmann Ellen Widmann  •  Inge Landgut Inge Landgut  •  Otto Wernicke Otto Wernicke  •  Theodor Loos Theodor Loos Genres Crime Thriller  •  Crime  •  Foreign Language Film  •  Police Detective Film  •  Psychological Thriller  •  Serial Killer Film  •  Thriller Studios &
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Other Titles M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder [Germany] Release Info 1931-08-31T00:00:00Z August 31, 1931
B&W  •  99 minutes NR Rated NR
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Comments (10)

 
TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/22/2014 Reply  · 

I kinda thought it was a piece of shit.

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 9/16/2014 Reply  · 

How is that possible? It was brilliantly directed by Fritz Lang and acted by Peter Lorre. The subject matter is so intense and it takes a serious look at disease at a time when nobody was willing to talk about it. It's such a frightening topic and yet Lorre has you wanting to get his character help instead of demonizing him. I thought it was one of the best movies I have ever seen.

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

It tests our morals I guess. You could either sympathize with the murderer or join the crowd. The ending is so black its unbelievable. It is definitely a good movie, maybe you had too high of expectations. Pretty unique and had a mixed message of which you decided the answer for. Calling it a piece of shit is going too far. You could elaborate with your disappointments if you want to change my perspective on the film if you want.

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TommyDoyle2016

TommyDoyle2016 on 4/7/2020 Reply  · 

You're not very good with debating, are you?

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seve24

seve24 on 4/26/2015 Reply  · 

One of the best films ever made. The storytelling style is very inventive and it's used to this day. The themes are great. M has had one of the biggest influences on cinema ever. It's as important film as Citizen Kane and The Godfather.

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hambone88

hambone88 on 10/12/2017 Reply  · 

Simply brilliant!

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Andrew784

Andrew784 on 6/30/2018 Reply  · 

This movie is so unique, one of a kind even if it is slow in some parts.

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Puckman8

Puckman8 on 6/10/2020 Reply  · 

1500th logged film

What a brilliant and superb film

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