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A film arguably ahead of its time, Accident boasts strong performances to match its thought-provoking themes. Read critic reviews

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Stephen (Dirk Bogarde) is a professor at Oxford University who is caught in a rut and feels trapped by his life in both academia and marriage. One of his students, William (Michael York), is engaged to the beautiful Anna (Jacqueline Sassard), and Stephen becomes enamored of the younger woman. These three people become linked together by a horrible car crash, with flashbacks providing details into the lives of each person and their connection to the others in this brooding English drama.

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Critic Reviews for Accident

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  • The subtle, controlled performances of the principal actors make this work.

    July 3, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The whole thing is such a teapot tempest, and it is so assiduously underplayed that it is neither strong drama nor stinging satire. It is just a sad little story of a wistful don.

    March 12, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Dirk Bogarde's crumbling don is the sharpest of the many similar performances he has given, and Stanley Baker is superbly chunky as Bogarde's rival for a young Austrian student (Jacqueline Sassard).

    March 12, 2015 | Full Review…
  • A sharp and complex British film that his by turns witty and engaging.

    March 12, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Of Losey's three collaborations with Pinter (the other two are 1963's The Servant and 1970's The Go-Between), it is the most challenging and influential.

    March 12, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The film's didactic indifference also makes it unclear whether Stephen ups the ante or gets his comeuppance in the end.

    June 12, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Accident

  • Dec 05, 2010
    Understated and complex. A fine collaboration of Bogarde, Losey and Pinter.
    Stefanie C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 23, 2009
    Intense, compelling film with Michael York, Dirk Bogarde and Stanley Baker meeting gorgeous Jacqueline Sassard, and clashing verbal swords over her in that creepily repressed, passive-aggressive British style. Also interesting to see screenwriter Harold Pinter turn up in a cameo as a television executive. I looked up Sassard on IMDB, and was intrigued to learn that she had quite a solid acting career and then abruptly quit at age 28. I wonder why?
    Eric B Super Reviewer

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