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Shock Corridor Reviews

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Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 30, 2014
This 1963 film is harsh, grotesque, and violent-and, incidentally, brilliant in a very original way.
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
February 26, 2011
And of course there are the nymphos!
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Chris Barsanti
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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.
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
January 18, 2011
It's psychodrama at its most lurid and confrontational...
Rob Gonsalves
September 17, 2010
A towering pulp achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 18, 2007
As amoral as a room full of nymphs.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Douglas Pratt
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002
Fascinating Sam Fuller film
| Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
June 19, 2001
Fuller's low-budgeted masterpiece screams for more recognition.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Cole Smithey
November 27, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 18, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 3, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Patrick Byrne
Apollo Guide
April 9, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
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