Shockproof (1949)

Beauty contest winner Patricia Knight's one bid for screen stardom was Columbia's Shockproof. Knight plays Jenny Wright, a convicted murderess paroled in the care of probation officer Griff Marat (Cornel Wilde). What begins as an… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 27, 2009
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. Hoberman
Village Voice

A cheap 79-minute time-waster that's all business ...

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Fernando F. Croce


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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A hamstrung potboiler.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

While Shockproof will inspire more groans than gasps, it's essential viewing for fans of Mr. Fuller and Mr. Sirk.

Sean Axmaker

... a minor noir with Fuller's tabloid sensibility and Sirk's romantic gloss, directed with an economy that makes the most of its modest budget.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Given its poetic nuances, it's a shame the film succumbs to clich.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Well done mixture of romance and film noir.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

In his own way, Sirk was as good a director as Fuller; here he emphasizes the complex, intense emotions of the lead characters, which helps guide the film over some of its plot hurdles.

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