Five Corners (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Five Corners (1987)




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Movie Info

A violent and psychotic rapist is released from prison and returns to his old neighborhood to terrorize the locals. A few of the neighbors find their lives turned upside-down by his return, and this film is their story.

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Rose Gregorio
as Mrs. Sabantino
John Seitz
as Sullivan
Kathleen Chalfant
as Mrs. Fitzgerald
Jery Hewitt
as Mr. Glascow
Jack McGee
as Desk Sergeant
Jose Soto Jr.
as Boy in Pet Store
Mike Starr
as Bartender
Jerome Collamore
as Old Man in Bar
Bill Cobbs
as Man in Coffee Shop
Eriq La Salle
as Samuel Kemp
Ray Aranha
as Arthur
David Brisbin
as Plainclothesman
Mary Small
as Woman in Deli
Robert Lempert
as Neighborhood Person
Marya Small
as Woman in Deli
Keith Reddin
as Neighborhood Person
Pepe Douglas
as Policeman
Dann Florek
as Policeman
Thomas Kudlek
as Policeman
Mike Lisenco
as Policeman
Regis Mullavey
as Policeman
Frank Patton
as Policeman
James Ryan
as Policeman
Campbell Scott
as Policeman
Joel Segal
as Policeman
Victor Slezak
as Policeman
Richard Thomsen
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Five Corners

All Critics (9)

Bill presents his story of 5 Corners with a delicate mix of passion and humor, satire and devotion. It's the story of a time in America that became a crossroads for a generation, as well as for a unique neighborhood called 5 Corners.

October 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Reminds you that you can still find small treasures in all the piles of low-budget cinematic junk that are out there.

February 26, 2011 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Screenplay writer John Patrick Shanley fails to shed any new light on the thorny problem of senseless urban violence.

March 27, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Five Corners

When the man who tried to rape her is released from prison, a woman elicits the help of a man who has sworn off violence. This is how not to do exposition. Three different characters tells the same story about what happened before the film's events, and this isn't like Rashomon in which the characters' stories differ. Then, we have a tangential murder of a schoolteacher, which is a plot line that falls through the cracks until the deus ex machina, and four other characters who go on a date. The basic point is this: the story, penned by John Patrick Shanley, is a mess. John Turturro plays a great street tough, and he brings humanity to a role that requires him to do inhuman things - often without explanation. I also like Tim Robbins's performance even though his character is inconsistent. Overall, I think this film is about violence and responsible responses to it, but it's hard to tell because of all the bad writing.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

I don't know who said that this was a comedy. Hands down, the most disturbing John Turturro role I've ever seen. I dare you to compare. Watch it for free online.

Sean Gillespie
Sean Gillespie

Super Reviewer


A true hidden gem. I don't think I have heard a soul talk about this film but it is truly a good one. A great performance by Turturro..truly frightening.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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