I Spit on Your Grave (Day of the Woman)
I Spit on Your Grave (Day of the Woman) (1978)

In this action thriller, a woman who was raped by four different men in the space of only one day somehow manages to survive and wreaks havoc among those who abused her.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 3, 1978
DVD Release Date: November 11, 1998
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is a film without a shred of artistic distinction. It lacks even simple craftsmanship. There is no possible motive for exhibiting it, other than the totally cynical hope that it might make money.

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R. L. Shaffer

Gruesome and incredibly exploitative. However, for better or for worse, I Spit on Your Grave shows us the raw, shocking reality of rape, in all its bloody viciousness.

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Fernando F. Croce

Purposefully unwatchable

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Joe Bob Briggs
United Press International

It's about the strongest "Take Back the Night" statement ever made. She doesn't just take back the night. She takes back the night, the morning, the afternoon, and steals the clock while she's at it.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

in the dualistic contours of the rape-revenge subgenre, Zarchi finds a way to position his characters and viewers alike as both aggressors and victims. The results are neither comfortable nor pretty, but they are certainly confronting.

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Rob Gonsalves

The movie does wield crude and considerable power.

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Where the original really comes crashing down into a heap of garbage, though, is in the revenge angle.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A precise and damning indictment of male sexuality, perhaps the most stridently anti-masculine film ever made by a male filmmaker.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Still an effective and shocking bit of revenge cinema...

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhăes
I can't see anything appealing or satisfying in this revenge exploitation movie, and it looks cheap and ugly in basically every aspect: the subpar acting,… More
Dean McKenna
This classic one is the most notorious pictures ever made during the seventies. I watched this on DVD while it allowed to release in my home country during… More
Tim Salmons
Here's a film that I've been wanting to see for years. I had heard about how graphic it was, but I have to say I'm a little disappointed. Too… More
Alex roy
Considering that I Spit On Your Grave has been banned, condemned and villified by almost every mainstream film critic, it was obvious that I would want to check… More
Aj V
Boring. Not bad, just overrated. It wasn't nearly as violent as I thought it would be. I've seen other, more disturbing, more explicit movies than… More
Michael Gildea
I Spit on Your Grave is downright unwatchable for the second act, which in its entirety is a disturbing and extended rape scene where its only purpose is to… More