'X'---The Man With the X-Ray Eyes
'X'---The Man With the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

Filmed under the working title X, this Roger Corman masterwork was released in most areas as X -- The Man with the X-Ray Eyes. Ray Milland plays Dr. Xavier, who experiments with a new, far-reaching form of vision. His efforts succeed… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 5, 2001
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
87%
Flixster
User Score
68%


Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: By turns lurid and disturbing, The Man with the X-Ray Eyes is a compelling piece of sci-fi pulp and one of Roger Corman's most effective movies.

Variety Staff
Variety

Director Roger Corman keeps this moving and Ray Milland is competent as the doomed man. Special effects on his prism-eye world, called Spectarama, are good if sometimes repetitive.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Surprisingly level-headed and persuasive in its restraint and succinct dialogue.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Ray Milland in low budget Roger Corman horror-fest.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

This queasy 1963 SF parable was directed--quickly and cheaply--by Roger Corman for American-International, drawing some of its strength from its tawdry drive-in overtones.

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J.C. Mašek III
PopMatters

The bizarre ending has a resonating factor that helps enhance the film's enjoyment quotient.

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Film4

Glorious low-budget fun, imaginative, eerie and sometimes even a little scary.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Intelligent sci-fi movie has a powerful performance from Milland.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This nifty slice of sci-fi basically plays like Corman's low-rent version of the 1957 classic The Incredible Shrinking Man.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Memorable, viscerally disturbing sci-fi/horror.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This is an okay movie from Corman, it's not one of the best, but it's not one of the worst either. It has a familiar sci-fi horror theme, but with a… More
John Me
An interesting movie with a very original plot about a scientist who gets x-ray vision when he gives himself eyes medicine. It delivers a fair amount of… More
Randy Tippy
All hail Roger Corman! A cult classic with all the trappings you'd expect from uber-cool low-budget 60's science fiction. It wasn't enough… More
Eduardo C
Corman's take on Prometheus/Frankenstein is little more than a poorly written genre cheapie which never once deals with any of the surprisingly interesting… More
Marcus Woolcott
Very decent 1960's science-fiction. Definitely worthy of remaking...