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Klute Reviews

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Top Critic
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
November 24, 2015
A movie resolutely of its moment that still surges with third-rail electricity ...
Emanuel Levy
January 3, 2011
Playing a complex, sharpy written part, Jane Fonda won the Best Actress Oscar for her strongest dramatic performance in Alan Pakula's well mounted drmataic thriller
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 15, 2009
One of the most important and influential movies of the early 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
August 30, 2009
[Fonda] makes all the right choices, from the mechanics of her walk and her voice inflection to the penetration of the girl's raging psyche. It is a rare performance.

TV Guide
August 30, 2009
Sutherland is either an excellent sounding board for this nuanced portrait or he's a big zero, probably both. Fonda, however, transcends her limitations, making the most of her often forced quality as an actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

August 30, 2009
Fonda is simply a revelation, beautiful, sassy and streetwise, and yet hauntingly vulnerable. She deserved her Oscar in a role she has never bettered.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
For once, a genuinely psychological thriller.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 22, 2005
Fonda won an Oscar. Roy Scheider is her nasty pimp!
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
With Fonda and Sutherland, you have actors who understand and sympathize with their characters, and you have a vehicle worthy of that sort of intelligence. So the fact that the thriller stuff doesn't always work isn't so important.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
Fonda and Sutherland sizzle. A great story too.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 12, 2004
A knock-out
| Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Greenspun
New York Times
May 21, 2003
Pakula, when he is not indulging in subjective camera, strives to give his film the look of structural geometry, but despite the sharp edges and dramatic spaces and cinema presence out of Citizen Kane, it all suggests a tepid, rather tasteless mush.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Fonda and Sutherland are at the top of their game in this mystery/thriller that also provides a fasinating look into the mind and soul of a top NYC callgirl.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 23, 2002
A gripping suspense thriller; Fonda tough and vulnerable deserved her Oscar here.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
August 4, 2002
Fonda's riveting performance is impossible to shake
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeremy Heilman
June 9, 2002
Thanks to its complexities of character and morality, Klute creates a proposition for the audience in which there's no such thing as simple pleasure, even if we're paying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Pete Croatto
March 5, 2002
Worth a look for Fonda, who finally became an actress with this role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 7, 2002
An exciting murder-mystery story that serves as a fascinating study of the complex inner life of an attractive call girl, played by Jane Fonda.
Michael Atkinson
November 6, 2001
Even today it remains difficult to over-praise the depth and reality Fonda brought to her character, or to overstate how completely she set the pace for actresses in the '70s.
David Wood
April 17, 2001
Informed in part by the conventions of film noir...Klute manages to distil them all into something highly original and distinctly unsettling.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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