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An English-language throwback to the type of distinctly Italian thriller that earned him the international reputation as "The Italian Hitchcock," Dario Argento's Giallo once again teams the director with producer and younger sibling Claudio Argento to tell the tale of a serial slasher with a penchant for cutting beautiful women. After discovering that her sister has been abducted by a notorious serial killer who operates under the name "Yellow," an American flight attendant enlists the aid of an Italian investigator in seeking out her missing sibling. Asia Argento, Adrien Brody, Emmanuelle Seigner, and Elsa Pataky star in this thriller, penned by screenwriters Jim Agnew and Sean Keller.

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Critic Reviews for Giallo

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  • in making us wonder whether the gross incompetence on display here is his true face or yet another of his masks, Argento may have found himself a new mode of directorial cat-and-mouse.

    Nov 12, 2010

Audience Reviews for Giallo

  • Mar 05, 2012
    One of Argento's worst, it was not violent or graphic. The storyline is too predictable also the acting was horrible, Gosh Dario is getting old
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 05, 2011
    Dario Argento's latest offering has been absolutely torn to shreds by fans and critics so I wasn't expecting much from this at all but I ended up enjoying it a lot more than others seemed to. The story is fairly straightforward which has a New York FBI agent based in Turino on the trail of a killer who has bern kidnapping and murdering pretty foreign women. It's a pretty violent film with a real vicious streak to it so it racks up a decent amount of bloody content. The film has a good pace and is never boring and always on the move. You can't help but laugh at the killer though with his strong resemblance to John Rambo lol! The films ending was a little anti-climactic unfortunately, it could have gone out with a bit more of a bang or a plot twist. I found this one better than Argento's previous two films, especially The Card Player. It's not great but it still has entertainment value.
    Lee ? Super Reviewer
  • Sep 12, 2011
    If the name Dario Argento means anything to you, don't be fooled - there is nothing in <i>Giallo</i> to distinguish it from any other second-rate serial killer drudgery. Weak plot, lame killer, only a couple brief acts of gruesome violence (if that's your thing) have any chance to leave an impression. What you really get is 90 minutes of Brody smoking, Seigner pleading, and Pataky screaming to test your patience.<br/><br/>I counted at least eight producers, three executive producers, and two associate producers in the credits, a telling indicator that <i>nobody</i> had much confidence this would turn out for the good.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 08, 2011
    In the city of Turino, a hood-capped killer with a hideous appearance and sick persona abducts sexy and beautiful women who happens to hail his taxi. He then takes them to his secret liar where he has an operating table and a wide selection of delightful torture devices where he performs all kinds of horrors to his victims in order to destroy their beauty. When he kidnaps the gorgeous young model Celine (Elsa Pataky), her older sister Linda (Emmanuelle Seigner) teams up with Inspector Enzo Avolfi (Adrien Brody, who's a reasonably creepy individual himself and a man with a past to find her while there's still enough of her to find.
    Deb S Super Reviewer

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