The Cry Baby Killer
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The Cry Baby Killer
This odd drama features Jack Nicholson, then only 21-years old, in his first feature film. He plays a young delinquent who thinks he may have killed one of the two thugs who were pursuing him. He hides out in a local drive-in where he takes three hostages and barricades himself and them in a storeroom. Police surround the place and try to negotiate with the frightened boy but even his friends cannot reach him. Meanwhile, the media has learned of the situation and soon a TV news crew arrives followed by a crowd of spectators. Soon concessions are being sold, and the event becomes a circus.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Desinteressante em todos os aspectos (visualmente, narrativamente, tematicamente), ainda peca pelo moralismo ultrapassado, mantendo-se historicamente relevante apenas por ter marcado a estreia de Nicholson no Cinema."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"...a slow-moving and surprisingly uneventful piece of work."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Heavy in dialoge, the scenes plod along without much rhythm."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Calgary Movies
More reviews for The Cry Baby Killer on Rotten Tomatoes