Who's That Knocking at My Door?
Who's That Knocking at My Door? (1967)

Who's That Knocking At My Door is the directorial debut for Martin Scorsese, who also wrote the screenplay for this independent film. J.R. (Harvey Keitel) and his teenage pals hang around their neighborhood in New York's Little… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 15, 1967
DVD Release Date: August 17, 2004
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Zina Bethune, as the girl, is believable but Harvey Keitel, as the anti-hero, is alternatively boorish or bewildered.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

As a film, it has something to say to everyone. As a technical achievement, it brings together two opposing worlds of American cinema.

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Fernando F. Croce

A rough yet hyper-sensitive film forever luxuriating in sensation

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Time Out

In the aggressive self-confidence, the use of rock music, and the perceptive observation, Scorsese reveals an anthropological feel for street life and the attitudes of male adolescence.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

[It] can be read as a rather rough draft of Mean Streets.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Problems aside, this film is a fascinating look at the creative development of one of the new American cinema's most important directors and well worth a look.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The director, who also wrote the original story and screenplay, hasn't succeeded in making a drama that is really much more aware than the characters themselves.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The crude semi-autobiographical film is a forerunner to Scorsese's powerful Mean Streets.

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Emanuel Levy

Like all his films, Scorsese's debut, about an Italian-American youth (Keitel) caught between an affair with upper-crust blonde and the lure of gang life, has strong personal elements; the milieu and characters would reaappear in the classic Mean Streets

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
scorsese's first feature length film is largely experimental, but the film had wonderful dialogue and possessed a certain charm to it that helps us to… More
Derek Daniels
Almost like watching two different movies, Scorcese's debut isn't too memorable other than that fact. It's like two different siblings each vying… More
Tim Salmons
A convoluted mess, but still visually interesting.
Chris Garman
Who's That Knocking At My Door (originally titled I Called First) is Martin Scorsese's first full length film built on the original student film he… More
Conner Rainwater
Harvey Keitel yapping on about The Searchers and other westerns was worth the entire movie, not to mention that it's Martin Scorsese's most cultured… More
Ken Stachnik
Scorsese wears his Cassavetes on his sleeve in his feature debut. The editing and photography is highly stylized but rings emotionally true.