Accident (1967)

The complex relationships among an Oxford professor, one of his students, and the young woman who captivates both of them is the subject of this difficult but rewarding drama. Director Joseph Losey and writer Harold Pinter had previously… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1967
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

The film's didactic indifference also makes it unclear whether Stephen ups the ante or gets his comeuppance in the end.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

'Accident' now seems a little self-conscious in its modernist, 'quality' art-cinema pretensions.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

An eerie, caustic, surgically calm film about the skull beneath the skin of genteel English life.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

Bring a date, because you'll need to talk this one through.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Painstakingly underplayed.

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Jon Fortgang

Taut, dark, brilliantly acted - this autopsy on the emotional lives of the English intelligentsia is among Bogarde and Losey's greatest achievements.

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Calum Marsh
Village Voice

Losey and Pinter locate the pain that lurks deep within complacency, and the film positively throbs with it. It's an old idea, perhaps. But in their hands it hurts anew.

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Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

Although little remembered over the intervening decades-and maddeningly misunderstood by many of the reviewers who shrugged it off-Accident is one of the great modern films.

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Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

It's a story of overheated sexual jealousy, colliding male egos and long boozy days full of spite and point-scoring. It's brilliantly cruel and only slightly dated.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
Understated and complex. A fine collaboration of Bogarde, Losey and Pinter.
Eric Broome
Intense, compelling film with Michael York, Dirk Bogarde and Stanley Baker meeting gorgeous Jacqueline Sassard, and clashing verbal swords over her in that… More