Desperate Characters (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

Desperate Characters (1971)





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Set in a formerly lovely Brooklyn neighborhood, this drama centers on the mundane lives of a middle-aged, middle-class couple who try to maintain the status quo in their relationship and outside lives while the world they used to know crumbles into poverty and violence.

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Robert Bauer
as Young Man
Carol Kane
as Young Girl
Michael Higgins
as Francis Early
Wallace Rooney
as Man On Subway
Elena Karam
as Saleslady
Robert Delbert
as Hospital Attendant
Shanueille Ryder
as Woman Doctor
Pat McVey
as Mr. Haynes
Patrick McVey
as Mr. Haynes
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Critic Reviews for Desperate Characters

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

The movie's characters are decent people, but morally exhausted. They have no way or desire to keep going; yet they hang on raggedly to a city existence that's taken any sense of balance or sanity.

November 1, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The film is a little masterpiece of mood and message.

January 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Miss MacLaine, cast against type, offers an intelligent, quiet performance, indicating moods with a look, a glance or the way she walks.

November 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Desperate Characters

A good cast, but a predictable and boring story, it's very similar to other movies that came out around the same time. It's not that bad, though, it's just not good either.

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