The Public Eye
The Public Eye (1992)

Howard Franklin wrote and directed this film noir character study based on the famed New York Daily News photographer Weegee. Joe Pesci plays a character named Bernstein, a freelance photographer for the New York City tabloids of the 1940s.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 16, 1992
DVD Release Date: April 14, 1993
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Ansen

In its moody, daffy way, The Public Eye gives off an authentic reek of artistic compulsion.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Plays as if a moody 1940's noir film.

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Emanuel Levy

A period noir thriller, in which Pesci plays one of his few lead roles as Leon (Bernzy)Bernstein, a magician behind the lens with an eye for life's darker side blessed with the soul of an artist

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Michael S
Seriously underrated noir with a great performance by Pesci. This film really needs, and is really deserving of a DVD release!