Aroview: With dir. Sam Peckinpah in top form, this powerful study of male territorial instincts pushed out the boundaries of movie violence in the 1970s.
Dustin Hoffman plays a mathematician who is forced into action when his secluded farmhouse comes under siege, and his wife (Susan George) is raped and terrorised. Atmosphere suggests THE WICKER MAN for its erotically-charged yet malign English village setting.
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5 stars (Exceptional) Blokes, eh? Few films view inter-male aggression, and inner-male anxiety, with such queasy clarity as this potent provocation. It's reactionary, of course, but that's sort of the point. A tense, haunting masterwork of exploitation-poetry.~fairbrother