Saint Jack
Saint Jack (1979)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Rich
TIME Magazine

If Saint Jack is not another complete embarrassment for Bogdanovich, it nonetheless reveals his deficiencies as a film maker.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

One wishes it were more outrageous and less knowing.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Gripping drama, vivid view of Singapore.

Variety Staff
Variety

Well crafted, finely acted, and conjures up a positively intriguing milieu.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The story is told in too meandering a style and the many well-acted characterizations never mesh together.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Saint Jack offers a subtle study of cultural tensions and misunderstandings.

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Time Out

Hard to imagine how anyone could make less of such a promising subject.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

A surprisingly fine and forceful character study.

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Film4

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Adam Mahler
Gazarra is amazing; Muller as DP; a story about capitalism; friendships are business here, maybe real in passing; Jack stays true to himself