Carnal Knowledge

Carnal Knowledge

Carnal Knowledge

Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel lead this '70s relationship drama that explores the sexual development of two college pals. Co-stars Candice Bergen and, in an Academy Award-nominated performance, Ann-Margret. From the Oscar-winning director of The Graduate.

Best Supporting Actress (Ann-Margret), Golden Globes 1972
1971Rating: R18+, Sexual references98 minsUSA
DramaClassic

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Variety

Variety

Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowlede is a rather superficial and limited probe of American male sexual hypocrisies.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

An uneven but unusually thoughtful melodrama, Carnal Knowledge avoids most of the the trendy excesses that make some other films of its era so difficult to watch today.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

More than any other film Nichols has made, Carnal Knowledge reminds me of his stage work at its best, particularly of the highly stylized Luv in which low comedy techniques were employed to illuminate material that might otherwise seem too cruel, or too anti‐heroic for a dramatic medium.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Carnal Knowledge is clearly Mike Nichols' best film. It sets out to tell us certain things about these few characters and their sexual crucifixions, and it succeeds.

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