Ms. 45
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"With Grand Guignol relish, Ferrara depicts a city in the throes of a Wild West lawlessness that invites vigilante action."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"The sexual politics of Ms. 45 are blunt and easy to read, and the picture is riotously cathartic."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice
"The film's not-so-secret weapon is its lead actress, the late Zoe Tamerlis Lund."
‑ Stephen Danay, Under the Radar
"I first saw Abel Ferrara's Ms. 45 the way I suspect most men my age saw it: furtively, in my bedroom, on VHS."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Ms. 45 is not a feminist revenge film. It is, however, an intelligent and confident piece of exploitation filmmaking marinated in helplessness and anger ..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"Had Herzog seen it, he might have recognized Ferrara as a fellow genius, and one as weird as himself."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Globe
"By keeping the picture short and busy, Ferrara makes its far-fetched elements play."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"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."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Despite the film's low rent look, Ferrara has an eye for detail and style."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"What she says-and what the movie says in kind-is more complex and sophisticated than its grindhouse roots would suggest."
‑ Scott Tobias, The Dissolve
"[Ferrera] is clearly a talented fellow. One can only hope he finds something else to make movies about very soon."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"It's a provocative, disreputable movie, well worth seeing."
‑ , Time Out
""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."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Ultimately, Ms. 45 is far more interesting and genuinely enjoyable (versus ironically enjoyable, as many of this vintage grindhouse flicks wind up being) than it has any right to be."
‑ Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist
"One of the greatest urban nightmares ever committed to film."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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