Its portrait of a loner and his lusts comes up frighteningly fresh, and the whole conceit would collapse without the muscular, rousing presence of Gian Maria Volonté in the central role.
A paranoid police procedural, a perverse parable about the corrupting elements of power, and a candidate for the greatest predated Patriot Act movie ever ...
| Original Score: 5/5
| Original Score: 3/4
A provocative political thriller that is as troubling today as when it came out in 1970. Maybe more so.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
The movie survives beautifully both as an elegant thriller and as a study of the twisted infantilism that shapes the fanatic heart.
A potent study of power as pathology.