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The Panic in Needle Park Reviews

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March 5, 2018
Schatzberg doesn't romanticize addicts' troubles; with a tender but unsparing eye, he spins visual variations on shambling degradation and transient relief.
September 6, 2017
Drug abuse movies can be hard to take, but this compelling drama has a superior screenplay and sensational performances from young Al Pacino and Kitty Winn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 3, 2016
Bleak and downbeat, this remains a more effective anti-drug PSA than any of Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" finger-wagging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 21, 2009
Made its mark during its day, but has become outdated.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 9, 2007
The Panic in the Needle Park rolls up the drug culture's sleeve and picks at the scabs underneath.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 29, 2007
An occasion to meditate upon the frightfulness of heroin addiction and why many youth opt for the euphoria of white powder rather than the promises of the American dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
A gruelling but highly responsible film about the influence of heroin on a New York street romance.
August 25, 2005
More a character study than any kind of narrative story, it's moderately worthwhile but far from a classic.
| Original Score: 3/5
April 21, 2005
Além de contar com as estupendas atuações de Winn e Pacino (em sua brilhante estréia no Cinema), este ainda é um dos melhores filmes já produzidos sobre dependência química.
| Original Score: 5/5
April 9, 2005
It is not filled with quick cutting or gimmicky editing, but Jerry Schatzberg's direction is so confident that we cover the ground effortlessly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 9, 2005
A brilliantly performed, remarkably un-exploitative (and occasionally funny) portrayal of the ravages of drug addiction, shot with searing documentary-style realism from Schatzberg.
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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