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A good movie

Even though I think I’m quite knowledgeable concerning movies, there are still some directors I’m still rather oblivious about. For example, I have seen only 2 movies directed by Ingmar Bergman and I have seen nothing made by Andrei Tarkovsky, Bela Tarr or Robert Bresson. Anyway, I’m always pretty excited when I’m about to watch for the 1st time a movie directed by a renown director and this flick was my first Dario Argento feature. So, you can imagine I had some rather high expectations. Eventually, I thought it was pretty good but I can’t say I was really blown away. I mean, it was a solid thriller, definitely, but, in my opinion, it was just a little bit better than your average thriller, not much more. Still, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t an enjoyable flick. Indeed, Argento managed to create a great tense mood and I loved the soundtrack provided by some band called ‘Goblin’. Furthermore, ever since I saw David Hemmings in ‘ Blow Up’ , I had a weak spot for this actor and he was pretty good here, even though it was rather odd to choose a British actor to play the main character in this Italian production. However, at the end of the day, in my opinion, it remains one of those typically far-fetched plots inherent to the genre and I always have a hard time to enjoy a thriller when the whole thing gets too preposterous. Still, it remains a very well made and entertaining flick and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

7/10
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Added by johanlefourbe
7 years ago on 1 August 2011 10:26