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[Victim] has a careful performance by Bogarde, and it pursues with eloquence and conviction the case against an antiquated statute.
Bogarde is subtle, sensitive and strong. Syms handles a difficult role with delicacy.
There are many pleasures to be found in the quirky supporting cast, expressive, noir-style lighting and an effectively suspenseful opening.
The very fact that homosexuality as a condition is presented honestly and unsensationally, with due regard for the dilemma and the pathos, makes this an extraordinary film.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Recent critics find Victim timid in its treatment of homosexuality, but viewed in the context of Great Britain in 1961, it's a film of courage.
| Original Score: 4/4