Cat O'Nine Tails (1971)
Average Rating: 6.4/10
Reviews Counted: 15
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 4
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Release Date: Feb 11, 1971 Wide
Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 4,006
In this flawed mystery-thriller from flamboyant horror director Dario Argento, Karl Malden portrays a blind man who joins forces with a reporter (James Franciscus) to catch a killer with an extra chromosome. Much of the action occurs at a research hospital, where the killer seeks to conceal the original crime with still more murders. Easily the least interesting of Argento's early thrillers (which include the superior L'Uccello dalle Piume di Cristallo and Quattro Mosche di Velluto Grigio), this
Feb 11, 1971 Wide
Mar 29, 2005
Pier Paolo Capponi
Cinzia De Carolis
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A tall and slimmer Karl Malden stands out, but even with a rooftop chase, the conclusion and revelation are abrupt.
if it is Argento's weakest early effort, it is only because he was still trying to find his voice, experimenting with different techniques and gradually learning just how far he could push the envelope.
Italian 'giallo' thriller by horrormeister Dario Argento.
...highly unlikely to appeal to anyone other than the most ardent Argento fan, and even those folks will be hard-pressed to find anything here worth embracing.
Moderately effective, stylish early giallo from Argento
... through the employment of his visual technique, commonality is transformed into remarkable quality.
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