• Unrated, 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Drama, Classics
  • Directed By:
    Samuel Fuller
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 1963 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 25, 1998
  • Criterion Collection

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Shock Corridor Reviews

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

And of course there are the nymphos!

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

February 26, 2011
Chris Barsanti
PopMatters

[an] electroshocker of a jeremiad which aims to jangle as many nerves as possible in the shortest time available - subtlety be damned.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 9/10

February 1, 2011
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Borrowing an idea from a little-seen Budd Boetticher thriller, Behind Locked Doors (1948), Shock Corridor runs with it, going into crazy, angry places and finishing up as one of Samuel Fuller's greatest masterpieces.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

January 21, 2011
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

It's psychodrama at its most lurid and confrontational...

Full Review Source: Parallax View

January 18, 2011
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

A towering pulp achievement.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

September 17, 2010
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

As amoral as a room full of nymphs.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

February 18, 2007
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

Filmed in Fuller's cigar-in-your-face style, it is a sober but deeply satirical depiction of a modern asylum, in which the patients are clearly intended to remind one of various American political and social philosophies.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 14, 2004
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Shock Corridor undercuts its own authority by ham-fisting its protests into a banal plot structure and a totally undisciplined tonal register.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: C-

March 28, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Fascinating Sam Fuller film

| Original Score: 4/5

August 21, 2002
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Fuller's low-budgeted masterpiece screams for more recognition.

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B

June 19, 2001
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

November 27, 2006
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 4/5

June 18, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

June 3, 2005
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2003
Patrick Byrne
Apollo Guide

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 86/100

April 9, 2002

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Derek Adams
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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November 6, 2001
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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January 1, 2000
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