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      The Savage Eye

      1960 1h 7m Drama List
      80% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 80% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Resentful after an ugly divorce from her unfaithful husband, Judith McGuire (Barbara Baxley) moves to Los Angeles. Adrift and detached, she spends her days and nights wandering through her new city, cynically remarking on the hypocrisy, vanity and brutality of the modern world and humanity's alienation from themselves and each other. Even as she attempts to re-enter the dating world with a new suitor (Herschel Bernardi), Judith remains closed off until an unexpected shock rocks her emotions. Read More Read Less

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      John McCarten New Yorker When all the papier-mache walls of Hollywood -- so expensively molded into nice and profitable conformity -- come tumbling down, this small economy semi-documentary structure will be regarded as a repository of some of the facts about our time. Aug 15, 2022 Full Review Variety Staff Variety Fascinating and uncompromising semi-documentary impressively put together as an obvious labor of love by three talented American filmmakers. Jul 6, 2010 Full Review A.H. Weiler New York Times An arresting, sometimes shocking illustration of the immutable fact that love or the absence of it is what makes everyone in this age of anxiety go round is starkly exposed in The Savage Eye. May 9, 2005 Full Review Penelope Gilliatt Observer (UK) Made by Joseph Strick, Sidney Meyers and Ben Maddow, The Savage Eye is powerful, jaundiced stuff. Feb 20, 2024 Full Review Dwight MacDonald Esquire Magazine The defects are in the script. The plot line on which the documentary sequences are hung is anemic and unconvincing. Jul 16, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Like many an experimental film of yesteryear, The Savage Eye has in many ways not withstood the test of time. But in whatever way it has aged badly (ever so slightly), the film remains interesting, if not occasionally startling. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Resentful after an ugly divorce from her unfaithful husband, Judith McGuire (Barbara Baxley) moves to Los Angeles. Adrift and detached, she spends her days and nights wandering through her new city, cynically remarking on the hypocrisy, vanity and brutality of the modern world and humanity's alienation from themselves and each other. Even as she attempts to re-enter the dating world with a new suitor (Herschel Bernardi), Judith remains closed off until an unexpected shock rocks her emotions.
      Director
      Ben Maddow, Sidney Meyers, Joseph Strick
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 10, 2000
      Runtime
      1h 7m