Fear City
Fear City (1984)

To paraphrase 1930s wit Wilson Mizner, Fear City is like a trip through a sewer in a glass-bottom boat. In exploitation-flick fashion, the film exposes the seedy "nether world" of contemporary Manhattan. Unsavory Matt (Tom… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 28, 2000
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Ferrara lets his presence be known by lingering on the more gruesome moments, when lesser directors would shy away.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Hit-or-miss cult director Abel Ferrara missed by a city mile on this one.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Has a bitterness and cynicism that's grimily, perversely romantic.

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Clint Morris

A city that comes alive with vibrant performances and engaging characters

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Highlighted in the book "Bad Movies We Love" which is just the place for it and an apt description.Super cheesy mid 80's crime drama played… More
Christopher Brown
Ferrara sleaze, plain and simple, but what great sleaze it is! Two co-owners of a strip bar decide to hunt down a serial killer who's been offing their… More
Dean McKenna
Above average thriller about a psychopath killing prostitutes in New York City. Some good performances and action sequences still can't save this one.
Daniel Dolgin
Thriller Fear City follows a psychopathic Grim Reaper killing strippers, and a stripper manager hunting him down. Both the protagonist and the antagonist have… More