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Shock Corridor (1963)

Shock Corridor (1963)

Shock Corridor

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The late Sam Fuller's feral nightmare about a gung-ho reporter seeking his Pulitizer story inside a mental institution. Sordid, subversive and slyly sobering.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Samuel Fuller
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 25, 1998
Runtime:
Criterion Collection

Cast

Peter Breck
as Johnny Barrett
James Best
as Stuart
Hari
as Trent
Larry Tucker
as Pagliacci
Philip Ahn
as Dr. Fong
John Matthews
as Dr. Cristo
Frank Gerstle
as Police Lieutenant
Paul Dubov
as Dr. Menkin
Rachel Romen
as Singing Nymphomaniac
Linda Randolph
as Dance Teacher
John Mathews
as Dr. Cristo
Chuck Hicks
as Tough Attendant
Johnny Barrett
as Peter Breck
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Critic Reviews for Shock Corridor

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (5)

This 1963 film is harsh, grotesque, and violent-and, incidentally, brilliant in a very original way.

Full Review… | October 30, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 21, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

And of course there are the nymphos!

Full Review… | February 26, 2011
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Shock Corridor

While the movie is watchable enough for its content, Peter Breck's acting was ridiculously overdone. Besides, the fillers were yawn-inducing. Appealing as its title is, the movie itself isn't. Watching once shouldn't hurt, though. In fact, like many others, you may even come to cherish it.

imrealgod
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

A gloryhound newspaperman goes undercover at a mental hospital ... and the rest is movie history in Samuel Fuller's 1963 epic of over-the-top, must see, apocalyptic, societal condemning, ravings of a madman. See a stripper portrayed as the most moral person in society, that alone reason to watch, even as Fuller exploits her every chance he gets ...

ApeneckFletcher
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Unique, existential psychological thriller that combines all things that polarize society into one scenary, time taboos to provoke and confront, seduce and repel. Fuller's aesthetics are vivid, surreal, a perfect hook to get into a bizarre game of identities.

pier007
Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

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