Review of The Sadist

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Year: 1958 - Runtime: 68 - Director: Alex Nicol - Writer(s): John Kneubuhl
Country: SUA - Language: English - Parental Guide: NR - Color: BW

Rating: ★★★½☆☆☆☆☆☆


The Sadist has been a well-kept secret of movie and a top-notch thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat in theater.
The sadist offers simple story and another advantage of the sadist is its cinematography.
Only during the movie’s overly long climax did the souffle start to collapse.
For the film’s first hour, it’s very tense and anxious, but the stupidity of our heroes gets too extreme during the finale.
After a few mysterious minutes during which no help can be found at a service station, the culprit emerges: a snot-nosed punk with a gun and his dopey girlfriend.

Reason to Watch

The sadist climax is too long and the first hour of the film is too tense. one of the most underrated B-movies ever.


The Sadist, the low budget debut feature of one James Landis. It’s partly the content, sure, but the real smack to the senses comes from the knowledge that it was made and released back in 1963.

Most Memorable Quote(s)

The words of a sadist, one of the most disruptive elements in human society. To have complete mastery over another, to make him a helpless object, to humiliate him, to enslave, to inflict moral insanity upon the innocent. That is his objective, and his twisted pleasure!

What You Need to Get Through This Movie

Three people driving into Los Angeles for a Dodgers game have car trouble and pull off into an old wrecking.


This low-budget film was noted for its excellent cinematography. It was the first American film for Vilmos Zsigmond who was working under the name William Zsigmond

Educational Content

It will not have any educational content.

Justification for Rating

“The Sadist” is purty durn good moovie


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