The Cat o' Nine Tails (Il gatto a nove code) Reviews

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September 5, 2020
The film is an entertaining and involving reminder of why Argento has long been recognized as one of the masters of the giallo thriller.
August 3, 2018
Argento tamps down his more extreme stylist instincts to fashion a somewhat more conventional mystery, albeit with unconventional characters.
July 30, 2018
Argento reportedly doesn't care much for this picture, but that shouldn't stop the rest of us from enjoying its twisty tale.
January 26, 2018
The casting is spot-on.
January 24, 2018
Argento is quoted as saying this wasn't his favorite film creation. Well, never mind that. I like Malden and Franciscus and it's fun watching them fight for justice in an Italian murder mystery.
January 8, 2018
The film's 9 disparate leads will eventually be synthesised, but on the way there are a lot of blind alleys, false trails & red herrings, as much obscuring as revealing the solution in a manner that recalls the parable of the blind men & an elephant.
December 16, 2017
For all of Argento's virtuosity, he's no master of suspense or even tension. He's a showman and a stylist and his set pieces are pulp art pieces...
April 18, 2012
A tall and slimmer Karl Malden stands out, but even with a rooftop chase, the conclusion and revelation are abrupt.
March 3, 2012
June 15, 2011
if it is Argento's weakest early effort, it is only because he was still trying to find his voice, experimenting with different techniques and gradually learning just how far he could push the envelope.
November 16, 2009
January 17, 2008
Italian 'giallo' thriller by horrormeister Dario Argento.
July 12, 2006
Dario Argento giallo is the cat's meow.
December 20, 2005
October 23, 2005
...highly unlikely to appeal to anyone other than the most ardent Argento fan, and even those folks will be hard-pressed to find anything here worth embracing.
August 12, 2005
May 13, 2005
May 25, 2004
January 30, 2003
August 21, 2002
Moderately effective, stylish early giallo from Argento
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