The Naked Kiss
The Naked Kiss (1964)

Kelly, is a feminist who takes on the causes of abused women and disabled children. Originally a prostitute, she flees from the city to a small town where she reforms after she looks in the mirror and sees "nothing but the buck, the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1964
DVD Release Date: August 26, 1998
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... arguably the most aggressively defiant film of his career.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

An audacious mix of cynicism, sleaze, sentimental gooeyness and social commentary, it's bizarre and at times an assault on the senses...

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Melodrama masterpiece

Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Like Fuller, Kelly believes in the direct approach, and a good slap can get quick results.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Fuller's The Naked Kiss is one of his oddest and most brutal works.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Fascinatingly perverse Sam Fuller film

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

uses it tabloid-sensational subject matter to probe at the country's darkest recesses

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

It's Sirk-on-a-shoestring, and twice as cynical.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The studio offended Samuel Fuller by cutting his film against his wishes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Nothing rings remotely true in this outdated pulp neo-noir - not the gorgeous and ridiculously cultivated prostitute with a golden heart, not the embarrassing… More
Stella Dallas
whoa. a great vehicle for constance towers and lurid as all hell. fuller strikes a blow for female empowerment.
familiar stranger
Good performances and all, but there's one major problem which I couldn't overlook.
Randy Tippy
I have to believe that Sam Fuller just doesn't give a rat's ass about what the rest of the world thinks. He has a story to tell and he's going… More
Graham Jones
Fuller's take on melodrama is much more brutal. A very risque subject for it's time, this pulp classic holds up very well today.
Stephen M
Like a lot of Sam Fuller's stuff, <I>The Naked Kiss</I> is melodramatic and corny in places, but it does contain some unforgettably powerful… More