A Woman Under the Influence 1974

Critics score:
95 / 100

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Nora Sayre, New York Times: The most frightening scenes are extremely compelling, and this is a thoughtful film that does prompt serious discussion. Read more

Keith Phipps, AV Club: Falk and Rowlands -- in performances of almost indescribable intensity -- detail a marriage anchored by love, but tossed by the expectations of others and the unpredictable swell of madness. Read more

Richard Brody, New Yorker: The primal violence that binds men and woman has rarely been evoked as plausibly or intensely as in this 1974 drama. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Perhaps the greatest of Cassavetes' films. Read more

Time Out: An astonishing, compulsive film, directed with a crackling energy. Read more

Variety: Rowlands' performance in the title role is one of those tour de force numbers available only to screen players of alcoholics and lunatics. Read more

Tim Grierson, Village Voice: Falk and the rest of the cast are exceptional -- even the smallest roles feel spot-on -- but Rowlands is the film. Read more