Prime Cut
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Michael Ritchie, better known for his gentle satires of American social institutions, enters Don Siegel territory in the unusual crime thriller Prime Cut. Lee Marvin is surly collection agent Nick Devlin, who is hired by Chicago racketeer Jake (Eddie Egan) to collect an overdue payment from Kansas cattle baron Mary Ann (yes, Mary Ann!) (Gene Hackman). When Devlin travels west to get Jake's money from Mary Ann, he finds the cattle king mixed up in complex drug deals and pimping wild women -- two of which are Poppy and Violet (Sissy Spacek and Janit Baldwin -- both in their film debuts). ~… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Enchantingly perverse fairy-tale"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"more watchable than it ought to be"
‑ Christopher Null,
"Mesmerisingly tacky crime film about evildoing in a Midwester meat empire that could only have been made by people who never set foot in Kansas."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"A imbecilidade deste filme pode ser resumida pela ridícula cena de perseguição envolvendo uma ceifadeira. Não vale nem como curiosidade por ter marcado a estréia de Spacek no cinema."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
" really can't go wrong with a film that casts Gene Hackman as a sleazy villain named Mary Ann."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A prime piece of machismo."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"Nasty stockyard mob tale filled with human link-sausages."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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