Shock Corridor Reviews

July 12, 2020
Blunt, heavy-handed, and chilling as hell. Even worse, not much has changed since its release 50-plus years ago.
August 28, 2019
A hard-hitting and confrontational crime drama.
April 12, 2019
Psycho is a movie about madness; Shock Corridor IS madness.
October 30, 2014
This 1963 film is harsh, grotesque, and violent-and, incidentally, brilliant in a very original way.
February 26, 2011
And of course there are the nymphos!
February 1, 2011
[an] electroshocker of a jeremiad which aims to jangle as many nerves as possible in the shortest time available - subtlety be damned.
January 21, 2011
Borrowing an idea from a little-seen Budd Boetticher thriller, Behind Locked Doors (1948), Shock Corridor runs with it, going into crazy, angry places and finishing up as one of Samuel Fuller's greatest masterpieces.
January 18, 2011
It's psychodrama at its most lurid and confrontational...
September 17, 2010
A towering pulp achievement.
February 18, 2007
As amoral as a room full of nymphs.
November 27, 2006
June 18, 2005
June 3, 2005
October 14, 2004
Filmed in Fuller's cigar-in-your-face style, it is a sober but deeply satirical depiction of a modern asylum, in which the patients are clearly intended to remind one of various American political and social philosophies.
March 28, 2004
Shock Corridor undercuts its own authority by ham-fisting its protests into a banal plot structure and a totally undisciplined tonal register.
August 22, 2003
August 21, 2002
Fascinating Sam Fuller film
April 9, 2002
June 19, 2001
Fuller's low-budgeted masterpiece screams for more recognition.