The Incident Reviews

  • Feb 16, 2021

    One so-called "critic", one Nicholas Bell, claims the movie displays a troubled America, a result, he says, of our past discrimination committed by our forefathers? So typical of a snooty, out-of-touch elitist movie critic. Rather, this movie does show what has broken down in American's urban centers, full of hustle, bustle and a breakdown in human relations not found in most of America, which is, fortunately populated by small towns and villages of perfectly nice human beings. Cities of America are mostly crying out for help but are run by political hacks and other would be social engineers with great heaps of political correctness. Once they discover rural America; the space between the East and West coast, perhaps there is hope for them even now? This movie serves as a reminder of how life can so easily get on the wrong subway track.

    One so-called "critic", one Nicholas Bell, claims the movie displays a troubled America, a result, he says, of our past discrimination committed by our forefathers? So typical of a snooty, out-of-touch elitist movie critic. Rather, this movie does show what has broken down in American's urban centers, full of hustle, bustle and a breakdown in human relations not found in most of America, which is, fortunately populated by small towns and villages of perfectly nice human beings. Cities of America are mostly crying out for help but are run by political hacks and other would be social engineers with great heaps of political correctness. Once they discover rural America; the space between the East and West coast, perhaps there is hope for them even now? This movie serves as a reminder of how life can so easily get on the wrong subway track.

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    Aldo G Super Reviewer
    Jan 18, 2021

    For most of us, there are times in life when we must summon the courage to confront evil. When that calling goes unanswered the affects can be devastating. The Incident explores this theme. The film lacks depth as the characters are stereotypical and predictable. Nonetheless, this neo-noir is worth a look as the cast is stellar and the black and white cinematography sharp.

    For most of us, there are times in life when we must summon the courage to confront evil. When that calling goes unanswered the affects can be devastating. The Incident explores this theme. The film lacks depth as the characters are stereotypical and predictable. Nonetheless, this neo-noir is worth a look as the cast is stellar and the black and white cinematography sharp.

  • Dec 26, 2020

    Enormous cast, a dozen stars or future stars, High Suspense

    Enormous cast, a dozen stars or future stars, High Suspense

  • Nov 21, 2020

    Effective stereotypes but it still works. A parable about NYC in the 60's.

    Effective stereotypes but it still works. A parable about NYC in the 60's.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    Powerful psychological drama with exceptional performances and rather taboo subject matter for 1967.

    Powerful psychological drama with exceptional performances and rather taboo subject matter for 1967.

  • Oct 11, 2018

    Some young men are up to trouble as they slang around town, robbing people and provoke everyone on they're way. They end up in a subway car and this is where they really start they're game. We see the stories of everyone in the car. How they get to the station and why they are there - we get to know them a little bit. It's a very nice build up, for 45 minutes or so, then Joe and Artie (acted by Tony Musante and Martin Sheen) enters. They are up for fuzz. Original setting, and brutal realism at it's best. It's almost like an old version of "Funny Games", just with an ever cooler setting. Very underrated film and very unknown. The cast is great and the performances are really good. A remake could be kind of nice. Maybe with an even better mixture of passengers and victims. 8.5 out of 10 casts.

    Some young men are up to trouble as they slang around town, robbing people and provoke everyone on they're way. They end up in a subway car and this is where they really start they're game. We see the stories of everyone in the car. How they get to the station and why they are there - we get to know them a little bit. It's a very nice build up, for 45 minutes or so, then Joe and Artie (acted by Tony Musante and Martin Sheen) enters. They are up for fuzz. Original setting, and brutal realism at it's best. It's almost like an old version of "Funny Games", just with an ever cooler setting. Very underrated film and very unknown. The cast is great and the performances are really good. A remake could be kind of nice. Maybe with an even better mixture of passengers and victims. 8.5 out of 10 casts.

  • Sep 18, 2016

    This movie sticks in your gut years after you've seen it. The term suspense and thriller applies here. A hard look at urban crime and terror

    This movie sticks in your gut years after you've seen it. The term suspense and thriller applies here. A hard look at urban crime and terror

  • May 27, 2013

    Saw this in its original theatrical release and I must say I was very impressed with the performances of Martin Sheen, Tony Musante and Beau Bridges since I had seen either very little or nothing of any of them prior to that point. I just knew they all had a bright future ahead of them.

    Saw this in its original theatrical release and I must say I was very impressed with the performances of Martin Sheen, Tony Musante and Beau Bridges since I had seen either very little or nothing of any of them prior to that point. I just knew they all had a bright future ahead of them.

  • Nov 29, 2012

    Solitamente il cinema dovrebbe essere un mezzo per sognare. Qualche volta però diventa una macchina che mette in moto le nostre paure più profonde, esternando la triste ed immonda natura dell'uomo, e rappresentandone acremente tutte le sue luride ed ignobili condotte, e la sua propensione istintiva di prevaricare sull'indifeso. Fino a che punto le vittime di questi affronti sono in grado di resistere? Si può rimanere indifferenti di fronte alla malvagità di certe ingiurie e vessazioni? The Incident è un viaggio tremendo tra i tunnel della metropolitana newyorkese, in cui due crudeli vagabondi metteranno a dura prova la tenacia del cittadino comune dinanzi al pericolo. Le immagini sono violentissime ma salvo in poche scene la suspense non defluisce quasi mai nello scontro corpo a corpo, proprio perchè i due "vigliacchi" che tengono in ostaggio quest'inerme gruppo di persone, si serve appunto della loro condizione di trepidazione per poter umiliare i più deboli, o gli ubriaconi incustoditi sulla panchina del metrò... finchè un militare, apparentemente sprovveduto, non deciderà di "metterli in riga" una volta per tutte. Questo provocante lungometraggio di Larry Peerce tiene lo spettatore col cuore alla gola fino alla fine, calandolo in una situazione di disagio urbano terribilmente realistica e spietatamente disturbante. Un capolavoro malauguratamente semisconosciuto, ma di quelli che lasciano il segno.

    Solitamente il cinema dovrebbe essere un mezzo per sognare. Qualche volta però diventa una macchina che mette in moto le nostre paure più profonde, esternando la triste ed immonda natura dell'uomo, e rappresentandone acremente tutte le sue luride ed ignobili condotte, e la sua propensione istintiva di prevaricare sull'indifeso. Fino a che punto le vittime di questi affronti sono in grado di resistere? Si può rimanere indifferenti di fronte alla malvagità di certe ingiurie e vessazioni? The Incident è un viaggio tremendo tra i tunnel della metropolitana newyorkese, in cui due crudeli vagabondi metteranno a dura prova la tenacia del cittadino comune dinanzi al pericolo. Le immagini sono violentissime ma salvo in poche scene la suspense non defluisce quasi mai nello scontro corpo a corpo, proprio perchè i due "vigliacchi" che tengono in ostaggio quest'inerme gruppo di persone, si serve appunto della loro condizione di trepidazione per poter umiliare i più deboli, o gli ubriaconi incustoditi sulla panchina del metrò... finchè un militare, apparentemente sprovveduto, non deciderà di "metterli in riga" una volta per tutte. Questo provocante lungometraggio di Larry Peerce tiene lo spettatore col cuore alla gola fino alla fine, calandolo in una situazione di disagio urbano terribilmente realistica e spietatamente disturbante. Un capolavoro malauguratamente semisconosciuto, ma di quelli che lasciano il segno.

  • Oct 23, 2012

    Ed McMahon steals the show in this freewheeling musical family adventure!

    Ed McMahon steals the show in this freewheeling musical family adventure!