The Damned (These Are the Damned)
The Damned (These Are the Damned) (1963)

Joseph Losey directed this unusual science fiction effort, which has won a small but fervent cult following. Simon Wells (MacDonald Carey) is an American visiting England, where he meets a woman named Joan (Shirley Ann Field). Simon is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 19, 1963
DVD Release Date: July 7, 1965
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

Losey's strongest critique of the times emerges with a unique stylistic flourish in his wide-screen, black-and-white images, featuring slow glides, skewed angles, standoffish perspectives, and hectic striations.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

'The age of senseless violence,' by Joseph Losey

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

More than an interesting curiosity, it's one of Losey's best English efforts, and Viveca Lindfors contributes a striking part as an eccentric sculptress.

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Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

Slow-building but creepy story of biker pug uglies, radiation poisoning, and prissy Brit schoolkids.

Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

.. a strange collision of exploitation elements, visual elegance and emotional coolness, a fascinating oddity with strange angles that don't all fit neatly together but add up to a brilliant structure.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Losey awkwardly but nevertheless rather gamely transcends the limits of the genre by putting his personal stamp on a film that is both an apocalyptic sci-fi film and a teen rebellion flick.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
a very odd film. i almost gave it up half hour in but i'm glad i stuck with it and i won't soon forget it, and not just the ridiculous 'black… More
Eric Broome
What a strange, strange movie. Not only because the plot takes one of the most severe right turns I've ever seen in a film, but because the ending is so… More
Pierluigi Puccini
A street gang gets mixed up with spooky government experiments. A possible precursor of "A clockwork orange"
Emily B.
Considered a bit of an oddity in Joseph Losey's filmography. Made for Hammer studios, at times it feels like you are watching two films at once, a juvenile… More
Michael Gildea
These Are the Damned is a mindbending bus route of madness that I wasn't even close to expecting. If you can imagine Village of the Damned, Bunny Lake is… More