Don't Torture a Duckling
Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)

When several young boys are brutally murdered in a small southern Italian village, the superstitious locals react with ignorance and violence. All misfits are immediately suspected, such as big-city tart Barbara Bouchet, the local village… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 31, 1972
DVD Release Date: August 6, 2002
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

[Duckling] doesn't hit the surreal heights of later films such as City of the Living Dead or The Beyond, but it's one of the best entries in the director's early filmography.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the best giallo films made by Lucio Fulci.

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Michael Coldwell

Cruel, beautiful and all the colours in between, Don't Torture a Duckling is a compelling and beguiling work from a greatly underrated filmmaker.

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Fernando F. Croce

The signature Fulci bit is also a devastating culmination of the film's autopsy of corrupt patriarchy

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Good ol nasty Fulci aims his camera against superstition, be black magic or the catholic faith. The female cast adds a nice touch of (very sexual at times)… More
Alex roy
Don't Torture A Duckling is one of Lucio Fulci's earliest horror films. Duckling is one of the few films by Fulci to barely use any gore effects, but… More
Tim Salmons
When fans of the giallo genre talk about their favorites, Lucio Fulci's Don't Torture a Duckling is mysteriously left out of the conversations. Not… More
Arash Xak
Interesting & Fun to watch but still I expected a lot more, The hilarious cliff falling scene is awesome
Lee ?
An impressive murder/mystery movie from Lucio Fulci set in a Southern Italian village where a series of child murders have taken place. It's well plotted… More
Adam Mahler
one of the most interesting heroines I can remember... the editing and zoom work is perfect except for 10 sec; this movie is always despoiling innocence but… More