Out of M. Night Shamylan's first three movies this movie is usually regarded as his worst. Unbreakable in my opinion is actually a masterpiece. It is a thriller and a great drama. This movie was the reinvention of the Super Hero.
A movie way, way before its time, The Night of The Hunter did not get any credit until Spike Lee stole one of it's lines. When this movie first came out director Charles Laughton was so pissed about it's reception that he never directed again. What a shame because if he was still alive he could see the respect that this movie enjoys today.
Just like Night of the Hunter, Blade Runner was way before it's time. Now a greatly respected and loved movie, it bombed big time at the box office. Only pulling in a little over a Million Dollars this movie set up the Neo-Crime-Noir that we see all the time today.
I asked my grandmother about this movie and she said it was a dirty movie. I guess back then a movie about sexual obsession could be defined like that. This movie is not dirty but it is a bit taboo. It centers around a 14 year old girl and her sexual endeavor with her step father. Great movie, but like many other early Kubrick movies falls by the way side.