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Mio caro assassino (My Dear Killer) Reviews

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WrenchLT
Super Reviewer
August 12, 2011
Very good Italian murder-mystery. One of the better giallo's I've seen recently with a good compelling plot, a bunch of memorably violent deaths and a classy music score from Ennio Morricone. Obviously the film has dated over the 40 years since it's been made but it's still capable of entertaining fans of the genre.
August 6, 2010
A solid, stylish little giallo that features some genuinely gruesome and original death scenes. A twisting plot keeps you guessing and the murders always provide new shocks and thrills. Not a classic of the genre, but still a decent entry.
March 17, 2010
A solid, stylish little giallo that features some genuinely gruesome and original death scenes. A twisting plot keeps you guessing and the murders always provide new shocks and thrills. Not a classic of the genre, but still a decent entry.
October 4, 2013
George Hilton is several steps behind an elusive kidnap-murderer--Thrilling and thoroughly interesting giallo!!
½ March 6, 2012
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January 30, 2012
Highly enjoyable giallo that I actually cared who the fuck did it. Very often that's not the case w/ these that I just sorta watch them for style, kills, score (which this one is done by Ennio Morricone & is great) & don't actually give a shit about the investigation because they don't give you enough clues & the red herrings are out of control. George Hilton makes you care. You're right along w/ him until the end. You don't even care that he can't stick it to his old lady because your mind is else where along w/ his. Engrossing w/ some really good kills including the opening w/ a trowel & what for lack of a better word a type of circular saw. That saw (as depicted on the cover) is brutal..and fun fun fun
WrenchLT
Super Reviewer
August 12, 2011
Very good Italian murder-mystery. One of the better giallo's I've seen recently with a good compelling plot, a bunch of memorably violent deaths and a classy music score from Ennio Morricone. Obviously the film has dated over the 40 years since it's been made but it's still capable of entertaining fans of the genre.
½ February 19, 2011
The cold open was obvious and fairly nonsensical, but that didn't stop it being brilliant - is there anything better than using a JCB to decapitate someone? The rest of the film didn't quite live up to this, though the killing with the buzz saw was pretty audacious - and frankly if you're gonna stand there while he goes into the other room to fetch a buzz saw and then when you see he has a buzz saw and is looking like he's gonna kill you with it yet you keep on standing there, well you deserve all you get.

This giallo keeps you guessing who the dear killer is until the very very end although as the whole cast has been set up as a potential killer, its fairly arbitrary which one the writer has ultimately chosen. Good work.
August 6, 2010
A solid, stylish little giallo that features some genuinely gruesome and original death scenes. A twisting plot keeps you guessing and the murders always provide new shocks and thrills. Not a classic of the genre, but still a decent entry.
March 17, 2010
A solid, stylish little giallo that features some genuinely gruesome and original death scenes. A twisting plot keeps you guessing and the murders always provide new shocks and thrills. Not a classic of the genre, but still a decent entry.
½ October 14, 2009
Another excellent Giallo, with which the death scenes excell and the Agatha Christie/ Holmes ending really is the cherry on the cake. Must see for fans of the genre.
September 14, 2009
Very well crafted puzzle. An often overlooked giallo.
August 6, 2009
To be honest whilst it is a relatively well made slice of giallo it does get a bit tedious. It follows a formula of introducing a character, following them and killing them off whilst the detective runs around one step behind due to not following up on some pretty obvious leads, I know it would be a short film if he did but they are fairly obvious ones. The murder set pieces are very tame by modern standards and unfortunately there is no option to watch itin its original language as dubbed films always sound flat.
December 22, 2008
One of the most brilliant opening scenes in a giallo genre. I mean, really cool and fascinating. I was wondering how they did that, considering the safety and all. The plot is complicated as hell and you sometimes wonder if the clues are really for real, but it was entertaining and when it came to the end, it was a theatrical tour-de-force to a sweet movie.
November 28, 2008
Very slow moving . Apart from 2 very gory scenes that are very well done. Don't waste your time on this average Giallo.
½ October 22, 2008
Loved it great plot and lots of killing.
August 6, 2008
Didn't pay enough attention to this to know what was going on , but it seemed like it was a fairly good little murder mystery giallo with an enjoyable whodunnit ending.
½ July 1, 2008
A very clever and quite gory Italian Giallo. U r always wondering who the killer is. Great stuff
February 15, 2008
Great little giallo. Good plot and a cool Agatha Christie style finale. Not quite up there with Profondo Rosso and Torso, but getting there.
½ April 21, 2008
Fairly average giallo, not the worst but not the best.
Gore is kept to a minimun here but this is made up for in the incredibly convoluted whodunnit plot. Red herrings are plentiful.
Follows story of George Hilton attempting to unravel the case of the death of an insurance investigator and its link to a kidnapping.
What follows is standard template, multiiple suspects, black gloved killer etc but somehow this one seemed a bit tame and overly convoluted.
Ok but not the best example of the genre.
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