Saint Jack
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After a couple of major studio flops, Peter Bogdanovich returned to his 1960s filmmaking roots with this Roger Corman-produced low budget film. Easygoing expatriate Jack Flowers (Ben Gazzara) makes his living in early-1970s Singapore legally and illegally looking after the needs of American and British businessmen, such as the mild-mannered William Leigh (Denholm Elliott). With his gift for putting clients and girls at ease, Jack opens a successful brothel, but pressure from local mobsters soon puts him out of business. Ever the survivor, he starts working for the shady, Cuban-cigar-smoking… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If Saint Jack is not another complete embarrassment for Bogdanovich, it nonetheless reveals his deficiencies as a film maker."
‑ Frank Rich, TIME Magazine
"One wishes it were more outrageous and less knowing."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Gripping drama, vivid view of Singapore."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Well crafted, finely acted, and conjures up a positively intriguing milieu."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The story is told in too meandering a style and the many well-acted characterizations never mesh together."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Saint Jack offers a subtle study of cultural tensions and misunderstandings."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Hard to imagine how anyone could make less of such a promising subject."
‑ , Time Out
"A surprisingly fine and forceful character study."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Certainly one of The Last Picture Show's director's better efforts, he is still searching for the project with which he may hit the jackpot again."
‑ , Film4
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