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Danger: Diabolik

Danger: Diabolik (1968)


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Diabolik (John Phillip Law) is the criminal mastermind who has just pulled off a huge heist. He spends most of his free time with his girlfriend, Eva (Marisa Mell), in fond embrace. The police minister (Terry-Thomas) is approached by Valmont (Adolfo Celi), a master criminal who proposes to use his underworld connections to catch Diabolik for the police. In between their gratuitous lovemaking, he and the exotic Eva are chased by police and the mob in this plodding crime drama. ~ Dan Pavlides,

Jun 14, 2005

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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (6) | DVD (10)

A delightfully outlandish comic strip directed by the master of the Italian B movie.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Bava lets the action play loose and big, but a sly subversion lurks beneath its camp exterior.

September 26, 2005 Full Review Source: AV Club
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Infantile junk.

May 10, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times | Comment (1)
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Although it's too long and eventually loses track of Itself, Danger: Diabolik is very nearly the movie Barbarella should have been.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Comments (3)
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Way too much like something left over from the Adam West Batman series to impress me the way it was supposed to.

February 24, 2011 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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Stylish lightweight silly tongue-in-cheek B movie caper film.

September 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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For Bava as for Daibolik, aesthetic beauty and tactile sensation trump emotional connection and spiritual depth.

July 12, 2010 Full Review Source: PopMatters

A super-stylish live-action adaptation of the popular 1960s European comic-strip.

July 12, 2010 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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... one of the best films from the late Italian director Mario Bava

July 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinefantastique

Looking at the film on Paramount's superb new DVD, it's clear that a neglected masterpiece of the genre has now emerged.

July 5, 2005 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
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... a surreal mix of spy movie, heist thriller, and anti-establishment satire, all with delirious style and tongue firmly in cheek.

July 5, 2005 Full Review Source: St@tic Multimedia

An outrageously funny and cheeky comic-strip-style movie.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4

Pulpy late-60's spy silliness.

July 26, 2002

Audience Reviews for Danger: Diabolik

Bava's direction is what truly makes D:D stand above other similar cinematic affairs. Morricone's super groovy soundtrack helps a lot too. A shame Adolfo Celi doesn't get as much screen time as he could.
August 3, 2011
Tsubaki Sanjuro

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james bond meets the pink panther with a whole lot of sixties pop style. the weak script and cheesy acting don't keep this from being great fun. really cool score and groovy set designs but bava could make most anything look great! campy cult classic
June 30, 2008
Stella Dallas

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Danger Diabolik - A outstanding movie from 1968. Diabolik was taken from an Italian Comic, much like our marvel comics. Diabolik movie was made about the same time as Batman (adam West) Appeared on our TV screens, good thing we didn't see Diabolik as we would have never turn Batman Back on. Move over Batman, Austin Powers, and James Bond. Bava and Diabolik are king. If you haven't seen or heard of this movie give it a chance.
December 12, 2007
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