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Columbo: Murder by the Book Reviews

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March 7, 2009
columbo are the best
October 25, 2008
Clever mystery, with Columbo at his typical best. Steven Spielberg's direction makes this one worth tuning into. Like most Columbo shows, it's predictable but there are always a few interesting twists.
½ August 13, 2008
Det lyser ikke Speilberg akkurat.. Hehe. Nåvel, det er lite å si i grunn, annet enn at Columbo er ung, og det hele er relativt likt de andre Columbo tv-filmene. Men så elsker jeg Columbo da så, da er det jo greit!
August 11, 2008
Ni le pire, ni le meilleur des episodes de Columbo. Spielberg suit a la lettre les contraintes de mise en scene de la serie. Peu importe, du reste, c'est Peter Falk qui fait tout le travail.
July 4, 2008
I'm a Columbo addict...
½ June 18, 2008
Normi Columbo uransa alussa olleelta Spielbergilta
April 14, 2008
Brilliant episode, Jack Cassidy is great and the way Columbo outwits him is so entertaining. Cool to see an early pre Jaws Speilberg film!
March 5, 2008
Season 1 Episode 1. The premiere of the series, directed by Steven Spielberg himself. Introducing Columbo (Peter Falk) as the detective who everyone underestimates due to his appearance and manner. A duo of crime writers is over when one writer wants to end the series to contiue on his own sparking a murder. Columbo is soon on the case trying to solve a crime created by a writer of them but what will the big giveaway be?
½ March 4, 2008
Very early Columbo written by Steven Bochco and directed by Steven Spielberg, but not one of the best story-wise. Spielberg does acceptably well and his style is apparent with his characterizations, but the story certainly lacks sparkle. Of the early ones, it is not bad, but it is not as tight as it could be. Falk establishes the Columbo trade marks here more so than in Prescription: Murder, his first outing. Jack Cassidy gives an excellent performance as the killer. Nice location filming: southern California sure has changed.
February 1, 2008
hahaha gotta love columbo
December 13, 2007
great mystery style episode, Cassidy is great, young Spielberg in action
December 10, 2007
very nice ... not the best ... but u cannot help but love Columbo for being his annoying self :-D
December 2, 2007
a good episode, but not the best, even though Spielberg directed this one, it failed to impress. but it is better than most episodes.
November 9, 2007
One of the best Columbo-episodes, with Jack Cassidy as the perfect smarmy villain. Also fascinating to watch thanks to some added touches by its young director, future icon movie-maker Steven Spielberg.
November 9, 2007
Jack Cassidy at his best,one of my fave Columbos
November 7, 2007
Peter Falk = Want to see it.
½ November 6, 2007
The first and probably best in the series.

Steven Spielberg directed this.

There are way to many of these, and I have seen them all.
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