The Klansman
The Klansman (1974)

Samuel Fuller was originally set to direct this turgid racial melodrama but jumped ship, replaced by Terence Young. Lee Marvin stars as Sheriff Bascomb, the entire law enforcement department in a small Southern town, who is trying to keep a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1974
DVD Release Date: September 30, 2003
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The more gruesome acts against blacks undoubtedly make The Klansman a favorite viewing option in the Trump-Bannon White House, but everyone else will be properly repulsed by this utterly repellent melodrama.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Perhaps at some point The Klansman had the potential to live up to its incendiary material, but it ends up doing little more than crassly exploiting it.

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