Picks and Pans Review: Summer Oddities

UPDATED 07/25/1988 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 07/25/1988 at 01:00 AM EDT

>ABSOLUTION Richard Burton gives a richly detailed performance as a priest with a tortured conscience. Legal difficulties held up the release of this boys-school whodunit for a decade.

COMMISSAR Still banned in the Soviet Union, director Alexander Askoldov's 1967 epic about a pregnant Red Army officer aided by a Jewish family is a powerful indictment of Soviet anti-Semitism.

DUDES

Three Big Apple punks (Jon Cryer, Daniel Roebuck and—love the name—-Flea) go West and find violence graphically served by director Penelope Spheeris.

SHY PEOPLE Barbara Hershey's devastating, deglamorized performance as a hardened Louisiana bayou woman is the only reason to recommend this overheated gumbo.

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