The Boston Strangler
The Boston Strangler (1968)

The Boston Strangler adopts the split-screen technique then in vogue (see also The Thomas Crown Affair) to relate the true story of self-confessed mass murderer Albert DeSalvo. Adapted by Edward Anhalt from the book by Gerold Frank, the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 16, 1968
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2004
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

An intriguing and underrated film with a great deal to say.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Curtis works hard to give his character some force in one of his best performances.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

An excellent movie, Curtis' best role ever as the tortured Albert DeSalvo. the documentary-style suits the film perfectly. wonderfully underplayed and suspenseful from beginning to end.

Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury

Pretty nasty stuff for its time.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Another fascinating true-crime drama by the underestimated Richard Fleischer. A cast against type Tony Curtis is excellent as killer Albert DeSalvo.

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Alex roy
Classic psychological thriller with horror elements, The Boston Strangler which is based on the true story is a thoroughly engaging, and shocking picture that… More
Pierluigi Puccini
I know split screen technique was a novelty in the days of this movie, but I hate when a gimmick of this kind is overused. Tony Curtis was outstanding as the… More
Danny Rovira
A captivating and absorbing screen treatment of Gerold Frank's best-selling account of the infamous Boston murders of 11 women allegedly committed by a… More