Who's That Knocking at My Door? Reviews

August 6, 2019
Early Scorsese film has rape, nudity, sexism.
July 8, 2019
Scorsese in Who's That Knocking at My Door? makes it seem like a fresh, and certainly very real experience. I believed absolutely every frame of film, and I don't do that too often.
April 3, 2017
Inevitably, not all of this works, but there is rarely a dull moment.
January 16, 2017
Martin Scorsese's dbut feature has just the slightest bit of story line, but the movie is a fascinating portfolio piece: a black-and-white blueprint for "Mean Streets."
January 6, 2017
Who's That Knocking at My Door is simply (and finally) unable to wholeheartedly establish itself as more than just a run-of-the-mill, far-from-accomplished student film.
April 23, 2014
The crude semi-autobiographical film is a forerunner to Scorsese's powerful Mean Streets.
January 16, 2010
A rough yet hyper-sensitive film forever luxuriating in sensation
March 26, 2009
Zina Bethune, as the girl, is believable but Harvey Keitel, as the anti-hero, is alternatively boorish or bewildered.
March 31, 2008
Problems aside, this film is a fascinating look at the creative development of one of the new American cinema's most important directors and well worth a look.
January 15, 2007
Like all his films, Scorsese's debut, about an Italian-American youth (Keitel) caught between an affair with upper-crust blonde and the lure of gang life, has strong personal elements; the milieu and characters would reaappear in the classic Mean Streets
July 31, 2006
A crudely shot but effective film that not only introduced us to Scorsese but several of the themes around religion, love and gender that he's continued to explore even in his more recent films.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
In the aggressive self-confidence, the use of rock music, and the perceptive observation, Scorsese reveals an anthropological feel for street life and the attitudes of male adolescence.
April 9, 2006
October 8, 2005
May 9, 2005
The director, who also wrote the original story and screenplay, hasn't succeeded in making a drama that is really much more aware than the characters themselves.
January 24, 2005
Son of Shadows
October 23, 2004
As a film, it has something to say to everyone. As a technical achievement, it brings together two opposing worlds of American cinema.
September 4, 2004
[It] can be read as a rather rough draft of Mean Streets.
September 4, 2004
A wonderfully inspiring low-budget feature, with more than just an inkling of the treats to come.