The Education of Sonny Carson (1974) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Education of Sonny Carson (1974)

TOMATOMETER

——

——

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

The Education of Sonny Carson Photos

Movie Info

Based on the autobiography of Sonny Carson, this grim drama presents a wrenchingly realistic view of life in a Brooklyn ghetto. After several years of gang and drug activities, Carson is sobered by his horrendous experiences in prison. He puts his priorities in order and mends his ways.

Cast

Rony Clanton
as Sonny Carson
Don Gordon
as Pigliani
Joyce Walker
as Virginia
Thomas Hicks
as Young Sonny
Jerry Bell
as Lil' Boy
Roger Hill
as Lil' John
Jess Bolero
as Cousin Red
Eleanora Douglas
as Sally Jean
Clifton Steere
as Psychiatrist
Dennis Keir
as Western Union Boy
Linda Hopkins
as Lil' Boy's Mother
Mervyn Nelson
as Parole Board Chairman
Ellerinei
as Funeral Singer
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for The Education of Sonny Carson

All Critics (2)

There's such a wealth of genuine anger and sadness underlying the film that it transcends [its] flaws.

October 26, 2007 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…
All Movie Guide

The film leaves its heart out there for all to see.

February 18, 2003 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for The Education of Sonny Carson

A TRUE SOUL CLASSIC FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF 1970'S BLACK CIMEMA!

Mister Caple
Mister Caple

Super Reviewer

The Education of Sonny Carson Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Education of Sonny Carson on our Movie forum!

News & Features