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Short Eyes (1977)




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A child molester sent to prison finds that criminals exact harsher justice than society.

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Bruce Davison
as Clark Davis
Don Blakely
as El Raheem
Tito Goya
as Cupcakes
Joseph Carberry
as Longshore
Bob Maroff
as Mr. Nett
Keith Davis
as Mr. Brown
Bob O'Connell
as Mr. Allard
Mark Margolis
as Mr. Morrison
Rodney Rincon
as Pappy's Inmate
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Critic Reviews for Short Eyes

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

With sensational material like this, disorganization is preferable to a slick, false structure. And parts of this movie seem as good as they could possibly be.

May 26, 2021 | Full Review…

Remarkably effective film making.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

Miguel Pinero's slice-of-prison-life stage play gets slick and conscientious treatment from director Robert M. Young.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

The viewer walks away with a deep understanding of motivation, which helps "Short Eyes" through clichés it periodically encounters.

September 21, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A brutal, compelling slice of prison life, popularly described as "raw and powerful."

April 9, 2007 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Makes the point that prison is a microcosm of society's bigotries and group pressures against undesirable outsiders.

January 23, 2004 | Full Review…

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