Joe (1970)

Peter Boyle delivers a strong and raw performance as Joe Curran, a racist factory worker who hates "hippies and blacks." The film deals with New York City advertising executive Bill Compton (Dennis Patrick), who kills Frank… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 15, 1970
DVD Release Date: April 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

well acted melodrama, directed by Joe Avildsen before he made the Rocky movies, starring Peter Boyle as a racist and Susan Sarandon in her very first film.

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Ryan Cracknell
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I admire the film's gusto to look at the hippie era, but its shock factor is more of a bail out rather than letting the story reach a meaningful conclusion.

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Anton Bitel

Starting with a murder and ending with a massacre, this bleak portrait of America shows a dream turned sour and a country at odds with itself.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Cliched melodrama was a cultural landmark; Boyle is superb

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Aj V
Two guys who hate everyone who's different from them finally take some action, violent action, and in the end begin to question their beliefs. This is a… More
Stephen Earnest
Granted, the character that Peter Boyle is given in "Joe" is an interesting one, but the film simply doesn't do enough with him. We just watch as… More