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1,894 Ratings

The Naked Kiss

Directed by Samuel Fuller
United States, 1964
Crime, Thriller, Drama


A former prostitute flees her pimp and relocates to a buttoned-down suburb, determined to fit in with mainstream society. However, she does not realize that even in respectable Grantville she will have to cope with malice and other shocking revelations.

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The Naked Kiss Directed by Samuel Fuller

Critics reviews

The Naked Kiss is, I believe, my favorite Samuel Fuller film because it was very high risk, beyond the conventional limits of vulnerability. Bresson used to say “entre la croûte et le chef-d’oeuvre il n’y a qu’un pas”. (“Between a daub and a masterpiece, there’s just one step”) This would be a good description of how one feels watching this film.
March 23, 2018
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Its raw and violent subject is matched by its hectic style; the thin production values take a backseat to Fuller’s rich imagination.
October 10, 2012
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