Shockproof
Shockproof (1949)

In this film, convicted murderess Jenny Wright is paroled in the care of probation officer Griff Marat. What begins as an aloof professional relationship eventually blossoms into romance. The fly in the ointment is shady Harry Wesson, the… 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
CinePassion

Captivating.

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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
Seanax.com

... 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 cliché.

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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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