The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Average Rating: 6.7/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 3
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Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 2
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 5,954
A couple loves heroin as much as they love each other in Jerry Schatzberg's grim drug drama. After an illegal abortion at the behest of her faithless lover (Raul Julia), lost innocent Helen (Kitty Winn) finds solace with small-time crook Bobby (Al Pacino), a regular in Manhattan's "Needle Park." As Bobby shows her around his Upper West Side world, the two become inseparable. When Helen realizes that Bobby is a full-blown junkie, she joins him in addiction, and their downward spiral begins in
Jul 13, 1971 Wide
Jun 19, 2007
Marcia Jean Kurtz
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The movie's well-fed, camera-loving cast and general air of self-satisfied slumming reveal Panic for what it is: the kind of drug movie a pair of Malibu intellectuals and a fashion photographer would cook up.
A gruelling but highly responsible film about the influence of heroin on a New York street romance.
The Panic in the Needle Park rolls up the drug culture's sleeve and picks at the scabs underneath.
An occasion to meditate upon the frightfulness of heroin addiction and why many youth opt for the euphoria of white powder rather than the promises of the American dream.
More a character study than any kind of narrative story, it's moderately worthwhile but far from a classic.
Além de contar com as estupendas atuações de Winn e Pacino (em sua brilhante estréia no Cinema), este ainda é um dos melhores filmes já produzidos sobre dependência química.
Audience Reviews for The Panic in Needle Park
- Helen: I think I'm gonna go home, I think.
- Bobby: Oh yeah, where's home?
- Helen: Ft. Wayne.
- Bobby: Illinois? Hey, I did time there!
- Helen: No, Indiana...
- Bobby: Oh, well I think I did time there too.
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