X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
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Dr. James Xavier (Ray Milland) is a brilliant but unorthodox researcher whose work with human sight has yielded an experimental chemical that may vastly increase the range of what we can see. Despite the misgivings and warnings of the two people closest to him, Dr. Diane Fairfax (Diana Van Der Vlis) and Dr. Sam Brant (Harold J. Stone), he uses it on himself and finds that he is able to look inside the human body in real-time. This gives him the ability to save the life of a patient in surgery, but in the process, he offends a top physician and calls his own judgement into question. He… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Surprisingly level-headed and persuasive in its restraint and succinct dialogue."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Memorable, viscerally disturbing sci-fi/horror."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"One of the better sci-fi cult films."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Shocking and satisfying."
‑ Nick Cramp, BBC.com
"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."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Ray Milland in low budget Roger Corman horror-fest."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Embora a premissa não seja desenvolvida de maneira particularmente imaginativa, Milland encarna a situação angustiante de seu personagem com talento (e o plano final é arrepiante)."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A middling and often laughable experience."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"works better than many of Corman's other low-budget efforts both cinematically and intellectually"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Intelligent sci-fi movie has a powerful performance from Milland."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Glorious low-budget fun, imaginative, eerie and sometimes even a little scary."
‑ , Film4
"Science fiction's much-vaunted 'sense of wonder' gets flipped to reveal the horrific back side of that coin."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
"Classic title that the film doesn't live up to."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (cleveland.com)
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