Short Eyes
Short Eyes (1977)

A child molester sent to prison finds that criminals exact harsher justice than society.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1977
DVD Release Date: August 12, 2003
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

Remarkably effective film making.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Makes the point that prison is a microcosm of society's bigotries and group pressures against undesirable outsiders.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Miguel Pinero's slice-of-prison-life stage play gets slick and conscientious treatment from director Robert M. Young.

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Wilson Morales

Based on the award-winning play by Miguel Pinero, and directed by Robert M. Young, the film is well-acted with a frightening view of prison life.

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Rob Gonsalves

A brutal, compelling slice of prison life, popularly described as "raw and powerful."

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Lousy prison drama.

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