Something Wild (1961)



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In this film, a young woman walks home through a deserted Brooklyn park one night and is brutally raped. This dark, strange drama chronicles the ways in which the traumatized young woman tries to cope.


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The movie's uneasy blend of symbolism and naturalism might have worked better onstage.

Dec 29, 2006

Something Wild ultimately comes off as incomplete and, perhaps even misogynistic and mean-spirited.

May 23, 2017 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

... a character drama about two damaged people unable to articulate or communicate their feelings to others, which puts the focus on the physical performance: gestures, expressions, body language, the unexpected reaction to situations.

Mar 10, 2017 | Full Review…

a daring and provocative look at identity, violence, and the need for human connection

Jan 17, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

An urban fairy tale oddity.

May 12, 2009 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

An obscure blast from the past, Something Wild is a narrative precursor to Roman Polanski's Repulsion.

Jun 17, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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