Pretty Poison
Pretty Poison (1968)

Easygoing but psychotic Dennis (Anthony Perkins) is released from jail, where he has served a sentence for his complicity in a suspicious death. Wandering through a small, working-class New England town, Dennis befriends apparently normal… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1968
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2006
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

The film is strongest when focusing on the two perfect-foil leads as they blissfully indulge paranoid fantasies about poison in the local water supply and plot covert counterespionage operations.

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Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

Showing its social jaundice between grotty bursts of violence, this acidly comic late-'60s noir lets Tuesday Weld's teen queen with a taste for mayhem out-psycho Anthony Perkins.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Like any good study in couple's psychopathology, a familiar relationship is visible here, but in a parodic, mutated form.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Over the years has developed a strong cult following.

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Sean Axmaker

...He's an older guy, to be sure, and she's a beautiful high school majorette seemingly charmed by his secretive life and acronym-dotted small talk, but behind her schoolgirl smile is a cagey, bored girl with a sociopathic streak ...

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Emanuel Levy

This cult item features Tuesday Weld in her best known role, as seemingly innocent highschool senior who's actually a cool nymphet killer pinning all mischief on her boyfriend--Anthony Perkins and Weld are a movie pair made in Heaven.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
"Boy. What a week. I met you on Monday, fell in love with you on Tuesday, Wednesday I was unfaithful, Thursday we killed a guy together. How about that for… More
Aj V
I absolutely loved Perkins and Weld together in this movie, they're perfect. The story and characters are so hilarious. This is a fantastic black comedy,… More
Jonathan Hutchings
Tonally sophisticated, and well crafted cult staple from Noel Black. It's a shame that films like Pretty Poison have faded into obscurity, but really, it… More
John Ballantine
A great psychological thriller with tables turning and no one quite knowing who has the advantage over whom. Great use of a post Psycho Anthony Perkins to… More
Spencer S.
One of those rare cult gems that never seem to pop up when you need them, Pretty Poison is one solid piece of black comedy Americana. Featuring the sterling… More
Eduardo Tobias
This has a cult status? This film doesn't seem to me the kind that would have a fan base. Just look at how much ratings it has. There are a couple of… More