Wild in the Streets Reviews

January 30, 2020
A sort of political-science-fiction cartoon, heavily exaggerated but sometimes funny.
August 30, 2019
A movie entirely made by untrustworthy-older 30s, it is an attempt to cram into an antique philosophical and esthetic frame a phenomenon that had, long before they began shooting, transcended that frame.
September 17, 2016
Even acknowledging it as a sign of the times, it comes off as awfully obvious in its satiric implications, making easy points while limping its way toward a daft denouement.
June 4, 2014
It's a dark, dark comment on 1968 youth culture, not always elegant to watch but unusual for its time.
June 4, 2014
A humorous and inventive political satire that, aside from datedness and some technical flaws, is entirely watchable and witty.
June 4, 2014
When this modish satire of teenage rebellion was released at the fag-end of the 1960s, it must have seemed a lot more cutting than it does now.
June 4, 2014
Wild in the Streets is a kind of instant classic, a revved-up La Chinoise or Privilege for the drive-ins in summertime.
June 4, 2014
Truly wild in '68, even now an acid high Shelley Winters is unique.
June 4, 2014
If it's taken as satire, it's passable. If it's taken seriously, forget it.
June 4, 2014
Tasteless cult teen classic about counterculture youths beating down the establishment to elect one of their own as a 24-year-old president.
June 4, 2014
Despite its rough edges and airy trimmings, the film has a chilling nub of possibility to it.
June 4, 2014
An often chilling political science fiction drama, with comedy, the production considers the takeover of American government by the preponderant younger population.
June 4, 2014
June 4, 2014
June 4, 2014
The film's subject naturally brings humour, but Shear underlines it all with a sinister chill.
June 4, 2014
June 4, 2014
For this audience, Wild in the Streets needs no serious political comment and no real understanding of how pop music and the mass media work together. It's a silly film, but it does communicate in the simplest, most direct terms.
June 4, 2014
Shelley Winters, as George's mother, gives the most tasteless performance of her career, while Barry Shear directs as if he'd seen Dr. Strangelove a few too many times.
June 4, 2014
An amazing document, but inept ...