Affliction

1997

Action / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 88% · 50 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 72% · 5K ratings
IMDb Rating 6.9/10 10 19252 19.3K

Director

Top cast

Willem Dafoe as Rolfe Whitehouse
Sissy Spacek as Margie Fogg
Nick Nolte as Wade Whitehouse
Christopher Heyerdahl as Frankie Lacoy
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1.03 GB
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English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 54 min
Seeds 11
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English 5.1
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 54 min
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1280*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 54 min
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English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 54 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jakasper1 8 / 10

Intense, raw, and uncomfortable

I have seen this movie in bits and pieces, because it was difficult for me to watch it all the way through and digest it all at one time.

Paul Schrader's movies can have a dark, unsettling edge to them, and this movie is no exception.

Maybe because I brought personal baggage to the table while watching this, is why this movie gripped me so much. I have alcoholic relatives in my immediate and extended family, and I have seen what their anger and destructive behavior hath wrought.

Nick Nolte and James Coburn's characters made me squirm. Coburn received a best supporting Oscar for his role, and it is well-deserved. His character is a mean, vengeful, hateful alcoholic who inflicts his pain on others and afflicts one of his sons, Wade, played by Nick Nolte.

Very gripping and intense family drama.

Reviewed by millerian-55 7 / 10

Underrated Masterwork

With Paul Schrader coming back and making well-made movies with First Reformed and Card Counter. I think looking back on it, Affliction is forgotten way too much when we talk about Paul Schrader.

Nick Nolte is absolutely out of this world in this movie. And it reminds me that Nick Nolte is also forgotten way too much when we talk about "great actors". He came back with "Warrior", we talked about him again, then we forgot about him again. But in this film he portrays this character like no one else would or can, slightly out of it, he accurately portrays this character who slowly loses his mind right in front of us. And he wasn't exactly all there, to begin with.

And can we talk about how the setting for this film being so perfect? A great filmmaker is not only one of course someone who can make a great film but realizes that making a great film is all in the details, even the ones that are overlooked like locations. Locations can impact the mood and atmosphere of a film, and sometimes even can become a character in the movie. And Paul Schrader recognizes that which is why he perfectly placed Affliction, First Reformed, and Card Counter in the exact locations they should be in.

This film is a near-masterpiece but I rarely see it even mentioned among the greats from the '90s. There are films out there that can be referred to as "Lost to Time". And this is definitely one of them.

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