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Ratings & Reviews

  1. El Biffo's rating of the film The Delinquents

    I've seen a lot of Juvenile Delinquent pictures. Robert Altman's first feature film is definitely a cut above most. Although I do kinda like the genre, most are shlocky. The "teenagers" are actually actors in their late 20's, & it's probably better that way. Written & directed by Altman, his budding talent is evident. Starring Tom Laughlin ("Billy Jack"). Nice photography and it's on a gorgeous Blu-ray release. 3.5*

  2. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film The Delinquents

    Altman's first still feels distinctly Altman. It's very simple and by no means perfect, but there's a confidence in his storytelling that hints at greatness to come.

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film The Delinquents

    Fort moralisateur !

  4. Ethan's rating of the film The Delinquents

    This film feels like an after school special. There is very little of Altman's signature style here that is why I prefer to think of That Cold Day in the Park as Altman's first film. The only highlight of this film is to see Tom Laughlin before he became Billy Jack.

  5. Luka's rating of the film The Delinquents

    'Delinquency is a disease, and remedies are available'.Overall a condemnation of delinquency (with the help of the trustworthy narrator who compares troubled teens to a epidemic or cancer), Altman offers some great moments of indulgence with violence and a rather odd torture scene where protagonist (Laughlin) is forced to neck booze :S

  6. Scout Tafoya's rating of the film The Delinquents

    Important if for no other reason than it was the source of the music from the party scene in Ed Wood's The Violent Years...oh yeah and I guess it was Robert Altman's first film.

  7. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film The Delinquents

    Early effort from director Robert Altman is a reasonably entertaining troubled teen melodrama. A smattering of authenticity with the characters makes it a cut above some of the usual cliches of the genre, and there's an effective low-budget atmosphere. Not a great film by any means, but an interesting look at the early development of a legendary filmmaker.