Crazy Love A toxically fascinating true-crime/true-romance doc. In 1957, Linda Riss, a nice Jewish girl, fell for Burt Pugach, a nerd of a hustler, but when she… Crazy Love A toxically fascinating true-crime/true-romance doc. In 1957, Linda Riss, a nice Jewish girl, fell for Burt Pugach, a nerd of a hustler, but when she… 2007-06-01 PG-13 PT92M Documentary Magnolia Pictures
Movie Review

Crazy Love (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Jun 01, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 92 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

A toxically fascinating true-crime/true-romance doc. In 1957, Linda Riss, a nice Jewish girl, fell for Burt Pugach, a nerd of a hustler, but when she broke free, he had lye thrown in her face, blinding her. Then he won her back. The film pierces tabloid reality in its anguished, bloody heart.

Originally posted Jun 08, 2007 Published in issue #939 Jun 15, 2007 Order article reprints