Uncut - 03/01/2012 4 stars out of 5 -- "Pier Paolo Pasolini's 1961 debut is a magnificent picture of Roman lowlife....The tone of sordid realism is elevated by superb black-and-white photography."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2012
"ACCATONE's street-tough drama celebrates the mythic manifest within the everyday..."
When the girlfriend he pimps winds up in jail, Roman hustler Accattone (Franco Citti) struggles against hunger and guilt in his search for redemption. Pasolini's brutally realistic first feature, assistant-directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, introduces his preoccupation with the marginalized segments of Italian bourgeois society that would characterize subsequent films like MAMMA ROMA and TEOREMA.