Tropic of Cancer
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Tropic of Cancer
Three years after cinematizing James Joyce's long-censored Ulysses, Joseph Strick mounted an adaptation of another racy literary work -- Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer. Rip Torn plays Miller, an American expatriate author living -- and loving -- in 1920s Paris. The much-vaunted sex scenes were hot enough in 1970 to earn the film an X-rating, and an NC-17 when the film was re-rated in 1992. Ellen Burstyn (then billed as Ellen MacRae) has a few effective scenes as Miller's long-suffering wife, Mona; Phil Kaufman later elaborated on her character in the 1990 film Henry & June. Henry… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Exploitation runs all the way down the line."
‑ Oz, eFilmCritic.com
"a dirty movie worth watching"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"The colors of Henry Miller's worlds coupled with his colorful expressions of desire make the experience a timeless one."
‑ David N. Butterworth, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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