Friday, April 17, 2009

Penitentiary (1979)

Directed by Jamaa Fanaka.

Starring Leon Isaac Kennedy.


This film seems to split people down the middle: they either love it or detest it. I'm in the former and I think it belongs on any list of tragically underrated films. There is so much grit coming at you that you'll be chiseling it off your shoulders for weeks.

This is some real low-budget fare but it's worth the ticket if you like prison films.

My Letterboxd Review:

Takes the word GREASY to a new, terrifying level. This is a pure sleazefest with a little boxing thrown in to exploit Rocky. And it works.

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