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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion Reviews

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
December 19, 2013
Unfettered freedom is a source of dismay to the Roman homicide detective... He wants to have limits, he simply doesn't know where they are.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Keith Phipps
The Dissolve
December 3, 2013
Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion begins like a giallo, but soon pushes beyond even that genre's outré boundaries, playing like a fever dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
October 1, 2012
Its portrait of a loner and his lusts comes up frighteningly fresh, and the whole conceit would collapse without the muscular, rousing presence of Gian Maria Volonté in the central role.
Emanuel Levy
September 28, 2012
Decades later, Petri's Italian political thriller is just as timely and provocative as it was in 1970, when it won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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David Fear
Time Out
September 25, 2012
A paranoid police procedural, a perverse parable about the corrupting elements of power, and a candidate for the greatest predated Patriot Act movie ever ...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 3, 2011
Moderately engrossing parable, crime drama and character study, with rigid political undertones.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 18, 2010
One of the most sardonic, brilliant satires of its era.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
September 26, 2003
A provocative political thriller that is as troubling today as when it came out in 1970. Maybe more so.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
September 25, 2003
The movie survives beautifully both as an elegant thriller and as a study of the twisted infantilism that shapes the fanatic heart.
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Elliott Stein
Village Voice
April 1, 2003
A potent study of power as pathology.
Emanuel Levy
September 28, 2012
| Original Score: A-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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