Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
Average Rating: 8.2/10
Reviews Counted: 9
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 0
No consensus yet.
Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 3
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 0
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 749
This is a documentary-style Italian drama chronicling the rise and fall of the title character, a real-life Mob chieftain who rose to prominence in post-WWII Sicily. Salvatore Giuliano himself is almost unseen and his career is recalled in flashbacks after his assassination in 1950. With the help of his right-hand man and cousin Gaspare Pisciotta (Frank Wolff), Salvatore becomes a guerilla leader whose resistance to the corrupt politicians dominating his post-war nation leads to his popularity
Feb 28, 1962 Wide
Feb 24, 2004
An outstanding film has been fashioned by Francesco Rosi using the story of Sicilian bandit Giuliano as a pretext for a historical, political, and social document of its times.
There are no actors acting in "Salvatore Giuliano," only people living and dying for what they believe.
The political, historical, and social references are not always clear, which can be distracting, yet this still works and works well.
Rosi is cinema.
Rosi adopts an austere structure with a complex timeframe that provocatively avoids narrative embellishment and the usual emotional padding.
If you want a true insight into the workings of a Mob ruler, this is really the one to watch.
Audience Reviews for Salvatore Giuliano
There are no discussion threads for Salvatore Giuliano yet.