Ms. 45
Ms. 45 (2013)

Abel Ferrara's (Bad Lieutenant, King Of New York) 1981 revenge thriller classic Ms. 45 follows a mute garment-district seamstress - played by the late model/actress/musician/screenwriter ZoŽ Lund - who after falling victim to multiple… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 13, 2013
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

With Grand Guignol relish, Ferrara depicts a city in the throes of a Wild West lawlessness that invites vigilante action.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice

The sexual politics of Ms. 45 are blunt and easy to read, and the picture is riotously cathartic.

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Stephen Danay
Under the Radar

The film's not-so-secret weapon is its lead actress, the late Zoe Tamerlis Lund.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

Had Herzog seen it, he might have recognized Ferrara as a fellow genius, and one as weird as himself.

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Variety Staff

By keeping the picture short and busy, Ferrara makes its far-fetched elements play.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The Halloween finale is one of the indelible set pieces of the decade, offering the astonishing image of a beautiful gunwielding nun indiscriminately shooting men while moving in slow-motion against a wall decorated with stylized bats and spider webs.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

[Ferrera] is clearly a talented fellow. One can only hope he finds something else to make movies about very soon.

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Time Out

It's a provocative, disreputable movie, well worth seeing.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

"Ms.45" may be over 30 years old but it has a timelessness to it that will appeal to the fans of exploitation movies even today.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Abel Ferrara's Ms. 45 is a dark, intense revenge movie that doesn't reinvent anything in the genre, but is nonetheless a worthwhile addition to the… More
David Ladd
If it's gritty, authentic 80s exploitation you're after, then look no further than Abel Ferrara's excellent rape/revenge thriller, Ms.45, which… More
Stella Dallas
i wanted to like it more than i did. it goes beyond revenge tho. girl is a serial killer
Adam Mahler
MInimalist pulp that turns into a feminist thesis, as its character turns from handicapped ingenue into homicidal fashion model. Like Ferrara's Driller… More
Aj V
My favourite female revenge film, it's very atmospheric, spooky, and hypnotizing, and I loved it.
Pierluigi Puccini
Morbid and fun cult classic that shows the big apple's nocturnal agitation caused by a beautiful angel with a "death wish" m.o and a deep mental… More