Milano odia: la polizia non puņ sparare (Almost Human)(The Kidnap of Mary Lou) Reviews
Like the Italian title suggests, the movie asks the sociological question: is this the fault of the class system? -- Or are Julio and his friends just different degrees and amphetamine dosages away from complete sociopaths? Julio Sacchi is a common hood, but his excellence at being one is what's uncommon; with his complete fidelity to his monstrous logic, he's one of a kind.
The sociological question is familiar, but the movie offers an unexpected answer: what we do know is that the system seems to make small men into lords over the realm, and prevails over nobler souls until they act like small men.
Having seen alot of Grindhouse type films, but not a whole bunch in the Euro-Crime category, the first third of the film was through and through what I expected, but it kinda switches it on you half way and gets you into the story.
This is directed by Umberto Lenzi, who directed the other Eaten Alive, and because of this I have avoided him, since this film tricked me into thinking it was the Tobe Hooper film of the same name. After seeing this film, I think I will give that film a chance, as well as other Euro-Crimes.
It definetly has something for you violent film loving maniacs out there (I'm one, for sure) but for people who want an interesting story and slight in depth character study, check this fucker out.
Well worth a rental for fans of Euro-crime and the like.
It taught me that all men are bad.
BTW the acting may be the only flaw :(