01 September 2010

M (1931)


...J, K, L, M, N, O, P...

So basically: A murderer is on the loose in Germany. Not only do the dead bodies start piling up, but they are the bodies of little girls. Even worse, the police have no ideas how to catch the guy and are starting to accuse the big name criminals. Fed up of all the raids, the criminals take the law into their own hands and catch the murderer.

Peter Lorre is amazing! He doesn’t get to talk until the very end of the movie and he really doesn’t have to! He’s really brilliant to watch – I almost wanted to stop reading the subs and just concentrate on him. But, I didn’t. Besides him, tho, the movie isn’t really that impressive. I mean, you know it’s him from the start and there really isn’t any suspense or anticipation ... Except for the end, when they’re chasing him around. But that’s only, like, the last 5th or so of the movie.

I’d skip this movie personally. It’s watchable, but not the best.

Ziggi seal of disapproval!

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