Shock Corridor
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This 1963 film is harsh, grotesque, and violent-and, incidentally, brilliant in a very original way."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Borrowing an idea from a little-seen Budd Boetticher thriller, Behind Locked Doors (1948), Shock Corridor runs with it, going into crazy, angry places and finishing up as one of Samuel Fuller's greatest masterpieces."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"As amoral as a room full of nymphs."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Fascinating Sam Fuller film"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"And of course there are the nymphos!"
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"It's psychodrama at its most lurid and confrontational..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"Filmed in Fuller's cigar-in-your-face style, it is a sober but deeply satirical depiction of a modern asylum, in which the patients are clearly intended to remind one of various American political and social philosophies."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"Fuller's low-budgeted masterpiece screams for more recognition."
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"[an] electroshocker of a jeremiad which aims to jangle as many nerves as possible in the shortest time available - subtlety be damned."
‑ Chris Barsanti, PopMatters
"A towering pulp achievement."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Shock Corridor undercuts its own authority by ham-fisting its protests into a banal plot structure and a totally undisciplined tonal register."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
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