Something Wild
Something Wild (1961)

In this film, a young woman walks home through a deserted Brooklyn park one night and is brutally raped. This dark, strange drama chronicles the ways in which the traumatized young woman tries to cope.

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 23, 1961
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2017
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. Hoberman
Village Voice

The movie's uneasy blend of symbolism and naturalism might have worked better onstage.

Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

An obscure blast from the past, Something Wild is a narrative precursor to Roman Polanski's Repulsion.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a daring and provocative look at identity, violence, and the need for human connection

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

The sordid psychodrama comes to a jaw-dropper of a conclusion that's oddly touching despite its outrageous proposal that marriage is the cure for post-traumatic shock syndrome.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An urban fairy tale oddity.

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