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L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (The Bird With the Crystal Plumage) Reviews

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February 19, 2018
Argento's scripting isn't always fluid, but he nevertheless manages to create a mystery that's genuinely compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 12, 2018
It is as though The Bird with the Crystal Plumage is interrogating the different functions performed by graphic portrayals of murder (much like this film itself), and facing viewers with their own cathartic, and possibly dangerous, fears and desires.
October 18, 2017
It's not as colorful as his later masterpieces ... but the way in which Argento plays with composition and point of view here are above and beyond.
August 3, 2017
Future Oscar winner Vittorio Storaro shot the film-it was his first color film and he makes it a showpiece-and Ennio Morricone provides an unusual, often eerie score arranged for human voices.
October 6, 2013
A smart, cosmopolitan, thoroughly modern whodunit comprised of geometric visuals and pulsating sexual violence.
October 6, 2013
A glossy, stylistic, cosmopolitan and jagged mystery firmly entrenched in Hitchcockian paranoia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 15, 2012
A watchable serial murderer-search movie, even if not the stuff of cult status.
November 15, 2009
Vivid mayhem
May 31, 2009
One of the most self-assured debuts of all time, a work so certain in its conception and execution that almost 40 years later I'd still quickly rank it as one of Argento's finest.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
August 4, 2008
Those familiar with Argento's films should be able to see the groundwork that was being laid for later classics like "Deep Red" in this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 26, 2007
Argento's decision to focus more on tense plot twists and less on gore (there's relatively little here) gives this an audience beyond the usual hardcore horror fan.
March 28, 2007
A heart-stopping horror melodrama with excellent acting from all involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 28, 2007
Dario Argento's undistinguished Italian thriller was an unexpected hit in 1969, thanks largely, one suspects, to some violent scenes that were unusually graphic for their time.
February 25, 2007
Short on ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 24, 2006
Now king of the spaghetti slasher, Argento made his directorial debut with this tightly constructed thriller.
May 26, 2006
Dario Argento came into his own with this outstanding widescreen Italian suspense flick in which an American writer witnesses a murder through a huge plate glass window.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 14, 2005
... the story is only a structure for Argento to spin his painstakingly choreographed visions of violence and terror with a fluid camera and carefully controlled colors.
December 4, 2005
The genius of Argento once upon a time was the understanding that every mystery is, at its essence, existential and subjective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 15, 2005
Terrifying and tense in a Hitchcock way.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 9, 2005
[It] has the energy to support its elaborateness and the decency to display its devices with style. Something from each of its better models has stuck, and it is pleasant to rediscover old horrors in such handsome new décor.
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