“ It's exciting, well written and very depressive.
“ Though Reinhardt's style has dated badly the movie's still worth watching.
“ Unfortunately the film's braver moments are continuously undermined by dull direction and a slack script.
“ Gripping, powerful, shocking for its time.
“There is a good deal to digest here--Dysfunction in the families, credibility of witnesses, coming of age issues...
“ Parts of Town Without Pity are really good, but there are two elements that nearly ruin the film: the ridiculous Oscar-nominated title song and subsequent repetitive theme, and the frequent, superfluous narration by Barbara Rutting.
“ Sometimes I lull myself to sleep trying to remember them all.
“ Well, small German towns can be as full of intrigue and empty-headed hatreds as small American towns.
“ This was all in all a great film, with riveting performances from all the cast.
“ On the bright side, the acting is good and the main point of the story - the brutal treatment of the girl on the witness stand and by the town - is not diluted by any of these problems, making this a movie well worth watching.