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  • Summary: A re-release of 1977's brutal prison drama about the experiences of a child molester behind bars.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Davison gives one of his many bravura performances in this 1977 adaptation of Miguel Pinero's hard-hitting play.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    70
    The ensemble is a tight one that places the audience right in the middle of the nightmare.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe McGovern
    50
    Confrontational for its time yet paltry next to any episode of "Oz," Piñero's slim moral quandary is stocked with glib sermonizing and unfocused characterizations, but Robert M. Young's firmly anchored direction creates an appropriate chamber ambience.
  4. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    20
    Fans of prison flicks would do better to catch the HBO series "Oz" or the five millionth rebroadcast of "The Shawshank Redemption."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. florencior.
    Sep 28, 2005
    10
    Excellent filmaking way ahead of its time.
  2. larryw.
    Jan 1, 2009
    9
    Gripping and uncompromising.