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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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

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

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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J.C. Mašek III

Something Wild ultimately comes off as incomplete and, perhaps even misogynistic and mean-spirited.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An urban fairy tale oddity.

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Sean Axmaker

... a character drama about two damaged people unable to articulate or communicate their feelings to others, which puts the focus on the physical performance: gestures, expressions, body language, the unexpected reaction to situations.

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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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