The Naked Kiss
The Naked Kiss (1964)

Kelly (Constance Towers), a prostitute who wants to transform her life, beats up her pimp, takes the 75 dollars he owes her, and leaves town. Winding up in the small town of Grantville, she turns a trick with Griff (Anthony Eisley), who is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 26, 1998
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... arguably the most aggressively defiant film of his career.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

An audacious mix of cynicism, sleaze, sentimental gooeyness and social commentary, it's bizarre and at times an assault on the senses...

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Melodrama masterpiece

Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Like Fuller, Kelly believes in the direct approach, and a good slap can get quick results.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Fuller's The Naked Kiss is one of his oddest and most brutal works.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Fascinatingly perverse Sam Fuller film

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

uses it tabloid-sensational subject matter to probe at the country's darkest recesses

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

It's Sirk-on-a-shoestring, and twice as cynical.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The studio offended Samuel Fuller by cutting his film against his wishes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Good performances and all, but there's one major problem which I couldn't overlook.
Randy Tippy
I have to believe that Sam Fuller just doesn't give a rat's ass about what the rest of the world thinks. He has a story to tell and he's going… More
Graham Jones
Fuller's take on melodrama is much more brutal. A very risque subject for it's time, this pulp classic holds up very well today.
Stephen M
Like a lot of Sam Fuller's stuff, <I>The Naked Kiss</I> is melodramatic and corny in places, but it does contain some unforgettably powerful… More
Stella Dallas
whoa. a great vehicle for constance towers and lurid as all hell. fuller strikes a blow for female empowerment.
Michael Gildea
Melodramatic, but great. It also has one of the best opening scenes you'll ever see.