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Gods of the Plague

1970 1h 32m Crime Drama List
83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 47% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
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Noel Murray The Dissolve Gods Of The Plague is rich with pathos, treating these petty thieves and murderers as tragic figures. Rated: 2.5/5 Sep 4, 2013 Full Review Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine The narrative is random and disposable, which means you'll have to settle for the allure of the film's many women. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 9, 2003 Full Review Jordan Brooks Vague Visages A complex study of character and mood, Gods of the Plague relies heavily on subtly-crafted and detached scenes to amass larger thematic ideas of isolation, jealousy and love. Aug 3, 2023 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion Sequel-remake-anagram of Love Is Colder Than Death Feb 7, 2010 Full Review Robert Pardi TV Guide This wallow in fatalism is a minor but memorable crime flick. Rated: 3/4 Sep 18, 2006 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Rainer Werner Fassbinder's homage to American gangster films. Rated: B May 20, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Feels like Fassbinder is trying to remake Love is Colder Than Death, but he overdoes it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't like Fassbinder's early films so far at all. So slow moving...I know what he's doing and it works but then he pushes the boundaries into near Warhol territory in terms of listlessness placed in all its glory. But the homage and cliches to older films also reeks slightly pretentious but he shows so much promise that it's frustrating to look at these earlier art forms and realize that this is nothing more than shit, man. Shit! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A great-looking film, but it makes no sense to me, unless it's just Fassbinder imagining himself and his associates in a film noir criminal underworld setting (and/or it's a sequel to Love is Colder than Death). Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member A self-conscious film about stupid men and the even stupider women that love them for no reason that I can figure out. A fairly unpleasent experience. Harry Baer is absolutely terrible. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member There isn't much of a story here. To the extent that it remains watchable, it's due to Fassbinder's masterful direction. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Maybe Fassbender was about quantity more than quality in 1970, making 5 films within a few months, and for me, "Gods Of The Plague" was pretty meh, as a standalone film. Now, back to back with "Love is Colder...", and "The American Soldier" together, maybe you have something going on, but this is not The Godfather... more of an exercise in Fassbinder finding himself. The creativity bug is here, but the auteuristic talent is still forthcoming... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Women affect the lives of two criminals.
Director
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Screenwriter
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Production Co
Antiteater-X-Film
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
German
Runtime
1h 32m