Patty Hearst


Time’s been unkind to Paul Schrader’s 1988 anomaly, Patty Hearst. The film – part kidnap thriller, part biopic – is essentially a feature-length depiction of Stockholm Syndrome. Yet, its moral indignation suffers compared to recent doc, Guerrilla: The Taking Of Patty Hearst. While the latter has the kidnappers as jittery, deluded idealists, Schrader opts for heavily armed brutalising thugs. Hearst herself, as usual, remains an enigma.


Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: September 12th 2005

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