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Performance: A Victory For The Directors

Jacoba Atlas, Melody Maker, 11 April 1970

IT'S DANGEROUS and more than slightly unfair to review a film before its final cut; but Performance is too exceptional to wait. I was fortunate enough to see the film two months before its American release date (a date a few months prior to the English release date) because the film's producer Sanford Leiberson and director Donald Cammell (co-directed with Nicolas Roeg) were kind enough to invite me to a private screening at Warner Brothers Studios.

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