Pretty Poison
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Easygoing but psychotic Dennis (Anthony Perkins) is released from jail, where he has served a sentence for his complicity in a suspicious death. Wandering through a small, working-class New England town, Dennis befriends apparently normal high school A-student Sue Ann (Tuesday Weld). He fills her head with lies about his imaginary career as a secret agent. She is thrilled, and makes up her mind to join him in his further adventures. This jet-black "who's manipulating who?" seriocomedy was adapted by Lorenzo Semple Jr. from Stephen Geller's novel She Let Him Continue. ~ Hal… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film is strongest when focusing on the two perfect-foil leads as they blissfully indulge paranoid fantasies about poison in the local water supply and plot covert counterespionage operations."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"Over the years has developed a strong cult following."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Like any good study in couple's psychopathology, a familiar relationship is visible here, but in a parodic, mutated form."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"This cult item features Tuesday Weld in her best known role, as seemingly innocent highschool senior who's actually a cool nymphet killer pinning all mischief on her boyfriend--Anthony Perkins and Weld are a movie pair made in Heaven."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Showing its social jaundice between grotty bursts of violence, this acidly comic late-'60s noir lets Tuesday Weld's teen queen with a taste for mayhem out-psycho Anthony Perkins."
‑ Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
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