Corruption (1968)

Sir John Rowan (Peter Cushing), a prominent surgeon, meets and falls in love with twenty-something fashion model Lynn Nolan (Sue Lloyd). Despite the difference in their lives and ages -- he a respected medical professional in his fifties,… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: December 1, 1968
DVD Release Date: October 8, 2013
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

The contemporary setting works against the kind of tale that was even a bit silly in the pre-heart-transplant era.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

A lot of betwixt-and-between movies came out in this era: sleazy B-pictures with major stars...and classier studio projects that dabbled in explicit sex and gore. Corruption fits both of those descriptions.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The concept of face -- as a noun, as a verb, as the mask that hides and exposes our emotions, as the anchor to our definition of self -- is so essential to human identity that horror films that hinge on the disfigurement of the face have a special power.

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Brian Orndorf

Satisfactorily plotted, with superb performances from Cushing and Lloyd, who manage to elevate the unseemly appetites of the script with class, turning cheap theatrics into an absorbing depiction of manipulation.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

Peter Cushing is over-the-top crazy in this grindhouse-style goreathon. It's hard to imagine the filmmakers didn't know the end product would be campy.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An uninspiring, revolting and potty British grand guignol.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
I'm kind of shocked to log on to Flixster and not see more people being chatty about this little thriller. To be fair, it is largely unseen by US… More
Eric Broome
A decent variation on the "Eyes Without a Face" plot, but the "home invasion" conclusion seriously cheapens the film. The boisterous jazz… More