The Young Savages
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The Young Savages
The Young Savages is what used to be called a "thinking man's picture" about a potentially lurid subject: urban juvenile delinquency. A blind Puerto Rican boy is knifed to death in Spanish Harlem, and three teenage gang members are accused of the crime. Politically ambitious assistant DA Burt Lancaster initially presses for the conviction of all three boys. But as he gets deeper into the case, he realizes that what appears cut-and-dried on the surface is tortuously complex: for starters, the murder victim was hardly the paragon of virtue that the prosecution claims. Despite… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

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"quaint to the point of incoherence and inconsequence"
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"It's a West Side Story without the romance and music."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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