Saint Jack
Saint Jack (1979)

In the crime melodrama, Saint Jack by director Peter Bogdanovich, Ben Gazzara plays an American pimp, operating in Singapore. Seeking independence from the local mob, Gazzara is browbeaten--and sometimes just beaten--by the criminal… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1979
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Rich
TIME Magazine

If Saint Jack is not another complete embarrassment for Bogdanovich, it nonetheless reveals his deficiencies as a film maker.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

One wishes it were more outrageous and less knowing.

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Rob Gonsalves

A surprisingly fine and forceful character study.

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Variety Staff

Well crafted, finely acted, and conjures up a positively intriguing milieu.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's too hollow and sentimental to rise to any great critical heights.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Gripping drama, vivid view of Singapore.

Time Out

Hard to imagine how anyone could make less of such a promising subject.

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TV Guide

The story is told in too meandering a style and the many well-acted characterizations never mesh together.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Saint Jack offers a subtle study of cultural tensions and misunderstandings.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Adam Mahler
Gazarra is amazing; Muller as DP; a story about capitalism; friendships are business here, maybe real in passing; Jack stays true to himself