Lipstick (1976)



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In her film debut, Margaux Hemingway stars as a fashion model who is raped by a musician (Chris Sarandon). When the same man goes after her sister (real-life sis Mariel), she decides to get revenge.

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: David Rayfiel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 14, 2003
Paramount Pictures


as Chris McCormick

as Gordon Stuart

as Steve Edison

as Nathan Cartwright

as Carla Bondi

as Photographer

as Sister Margaret

as Sister Monica

as Martin McCormick

as Kathy McCormick

as Policewoman
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Critic Reviews for Lipstick

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

A nasty film about a brutal rape that pretends it has something positive to say on the subject but remains content to be just another cynical exploitation film.

Full Review… | February 26, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

...a pervasively uneven drama/thriller that is, for the most part, simply too slow for its own good...

Full Review… | January 27, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Lipstick


A fashion model is brutally raped by an experimental composer who is acquitted by the jury. Later she gets a chance to mow him down in the street after he rapes her prepubescent sister, too. Moves seamlessly from cynical rapesploitation to implausible courtroom drama to perfunctory revenge drama, all the while dragging the Hemmingway name through its muck.

Greg S

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The courtroom drama was stellar and the ending, while feeling contrived, had a definite dash of artistic cool.

Jeff B

This movie was panned when it was released in 1976, and I never understood why. I think it's a solid and compelling thriller, well acted by all. Good camerawork, score and direction. Always interesting.

James Higgins

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