I Spit on Your Grave (Day of the Woman) 1978

I Spit on Your Grave

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I Spit on Your Grave is as aggressively exploitative as its title suggests, although as a crude rejoinder to misogyny, it packs a certain amount of undeniable power.

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After a young writer (Camille Keaton) is brutally raped and left for dead by four men, she systematically hunts them down one by one to exact a terrible vengeance.

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Critic Reviews for I Spit on Your Grave (Day of the Woman)

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (17)

  • This is a film without a shred of artistic distinction. It lacks even simple craftsmanship. There is no possible motive for exhibiting it, other than the totally cynical hope that it might make money.

    September 20, 2012 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
  • The entertainment value is really only for horror and exploitation enthusiasts.

    August 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…
  • Director Meir Zarchi may have been trying to make a point about the horrors of rape, brutality, revenge, and reprisal, but he simply isn't a good enough director to extract any relevance or nuance from his exploitative material

    September 27, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's poorly made, the acting is non-existent and it's overly violent and brutal. That being said, it's a wildly notorious film and its legacy is undeniable.

    September 27, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It's about the strongest "Take Back the Night" statement ever made. She doesn't just take back the night. She takes back the night, the morning, the afternoon, and steals the clock while she's at it.

    October 18, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Where the original really comes crashing down into a heap of garbage, though, is in the revenge angle.

    February 12, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I Spit on Your Grave (Day of the Woman)

  • Oct 15, 2016
    I can't see anything appealing or satisfying in this revenge exploitation movie, and it looks cheap and ugly in basically every aspect: the subpar acting, poor direction (even the framing is awful), amateurish pacing and ridiculous deaths that don't justify all the violence that precedes them.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 13, 2015
    Boring, shallow and unenjoyably unsettling, I Spit On Your Grave really isn't fun to experience. Whilst it features a few good shots and has an intruiging story, it just makes for an unpleasant viewing each time you sit down to watch it. Unfortunately, its more torture porn than a revenge film however the film its for the most part forgiveable because its aware of its own bad taste.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 10, 2014
    Justifiably infamous. Which means it is just as exploitative to the nth-degree as it was in 1977, a nasty, nearly unwatchable sequence of rapes leading to a warpath of bloody revenge that far exceeds anything Pam Grier dealt out. Waaaay too long to sit through the bad acting of some truly despicable (and moronic) characters.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 11, 2013
    "I Spit on Your Grave"? What, another spaghetti western? This 1977 cult classic is a fine example of a great title that has nothing to do with its attached story. "Lake Rape" would be a more appropriate handle for this dingy, low-budget exploitation film that's more shocking today for its untamed pubic hair than its violence. What's most attractive about "Grave" is the clean, undistracted symmetry of its structure -- a woman is sequentially raped by four men (three brutes, one imbecile), and then takes sequential revenge on her attackers. Rape, rape, rape, rape. Kill, kill, kill, kill. The geometry is perfect. No other characters have time to make much impression, and they're not missed. But viewers who require craftsmanship or competent acting should paddle elsewhere.
    Eric B Super Reviewer

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