Saint Jack (1979)


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After a couple of major studio flops, Peter Bogdanovich returned to his 1960s filmmaking roots with this Roger Corman-produced low budget film. Easygoing expatriate Jack Flowers (Ben Gazzara) makes his living in early-1970s Singapore legally and illegally looking after the needs of American and British businessmen, such as the mild-mannered William Leigh (Denholm Elliott). With his gift for putting clients and girls at ease, Jack opens a successful brothel, but pressure from local mobsters soon … More

Rating: R (violence, language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Howard Sackler, Peter Bogdanovich, Paul Theroux, Howard O. Sackler
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On DVD: Jan 23, 2001
New Concorde Home Entertainment


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Critic Reviews for Saint Jack

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

If Saint Jack is not another complete embarrassment for Bogdanovich, it nonetheless reveals his deficiencies as a film maker.

Full Review… | July 18, 2008
TIME Magazine
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Well crafted, finely acted, and conjures up a positively intriguing milieu.

Full Review… | July 18, 2008
Top Critic

Hard to imagine how anyone could make less of such a promising subject.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

One wishes it were more outrageous and less knowing.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

It's too hollow and sentimental to rise to any great critical heights.

Full Review… | March 11, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The story is told in too meandering a style and the many well-acted characterizations never mesh together.

Full Review… | July 18, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for Saint Jack

Gazarra is amazing; Muller as DP; a story about capitalism; friendships are business here, maybe real in passing; Jack stays true to himself

Adam Mahler

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