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  1. Samuel T.'s rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    And that Morricone score...

  2. Alvise Narduzzi's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    "Eh, si, siamo in America!". No, per fortuna no. Siamo in quell'Italia del Cinema bello, fatto di sceneggiature ricche, regie preziose ed attori che riempiono lo schermo. Una magnifica analisi del Potere, che nel tempo corrode e corrompe la persona, sia di chi lo possiede, sia di chi ne soffre l'ira o ne subisce il fascino, tant'è che giunge a ferire anche l'arrogante baldanza del Dottore. Autentico capolavoro.

  3. Peter Walsh's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    Absurdity folded in on absurdity, a psychological thriller which plays out one step removed from a crime drama. There was so much to enjoy and take-away from this film, from Morricone's one-note one-tune repeated ad nauseum, to Volontone's masterful turn as the fragile mastermind who thinks he's above it all. Sorrentino did not emerge in a vacuum, makes me hungry to see what else he's drawn on.*

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    Une violente et acerbe charge contre la police et l'état. Superbe ! www.cinefiches.com

  5. Philippe Lajède's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

  6. miles's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    this was an interesting one. Pretty good.

  7. Ebru Yörükoğlu's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    "Whatever he may seem to us, he is yet a servant of the Law; that is, he belongs to the Law and as such is set beyond human judgment." - Kafka

  8. Ashley Spendlove's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    Bold absurdist exploration of fascism and power relations. Even just a few years ago one might have distanced oneself from it as a period piece that captured a particular time and place. It's alarming to consider how its treatment of themes around the perversity of institutional corruption are as pertinent as ever. Like another commenter, I keep on thinking of the links between this film and American Psycho.

  9. P Teddy Sawyer's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

  10. T.h. Marvelsteins's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    What an incredible film! And so, so weird!! Helped enormously my Morricone's breathtakingly beautiful yet grotesque score. Volonte gives a hugely commanding and mesmeric performance. Rocambolesco!

  11. Mark Stevenson's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    A brilliant score, great performances, and a timely restatement of the eternal question: "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

  12. unverfügbar's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    We don't know a protagonist's name. Is he an everyman then? Probably, every-powerful-man. But the man is also an allegory of a corrupted state descending into schizophrenic need to be obnoxious about the power it's in charge of but at the same time to avoid the disgrace of the system within it works. Petri made a universal tale about downfall that power (political or psychological) must always lead to.

  13. Ramzi's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    Good, but nothing special.

  14. Luca Casilli's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

  15. Victor Gonzalez's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    Many politicians in this day and age should watch this film.

  16. dannyjp1981's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    I loved this film. On a technical level it's a masterpiece: so many breathtaking shots and camera movements, fantastic editing, music and sound design. The acting is note perfect. The plot is gripping. The double ending is evocative and very chilling, like something out of a horror film circa Rosemary's Baby.

  17. Sarah Pietsch's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    I watched this on International Women's Day, which was a bit of a mistake. Only one woman, very pretty, very soon, very dead. It's well made, with interesting twists, looking at power and corruption and all, but it's very blokey. Great score though.

  18. SiIencio's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    Kafkian critique on the corruptibility of power. It rightly portrays power as a sociopathy and highlights the eroticism associated with the powerful, the unaccountability of the ruler and the blind subjugation of his subjects all in order to preserve the sacred notion of authority embedded in our human DNA. The film also reflects on the social unrest that crippled 60's Italy with a wave of political terrorism.

  19. Christofi Cotonou's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    Certainly a film with its own thing going on... Mysterious and chilling. Full of 'oh my god' revelations.

  20. McOpinionated's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    memorable and annoying. Inverted Kafka, or Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde or genre crime caper + echoes of Darkness at Noon... but unique and surreal. This 1970 period piece is full of Italian cheek grabbing and dated shouty/mad/manipulative corrupt authoritarianism, & could be remade in the modern corporate-political world of smoke and mirrors... "TOO BIG TO FAIL"? If it were, it would lack the fun quirkiness.

  21. Anita G's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    Things don't really change that much do they? Except that now we sadly just expect the powerful to be corrupt and to get away with it. This must have been a very poignant film at the time of its release. Great music score.

  22. Steve G.'s rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    I'll bet Gian Maria Volonte can make the trains run on time.

  23. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    Petri's film is not only an oppressive portrait of the political tensions in Italy as aftermath of the year 1968 but also a timeless study about the relations between narcissism and despotism.

  24. Mike Jempson's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    Not sure how well this cynical satire has aged, No doubt it had impact in its time, given the politics of then. Now it has an almost cartoonish feel especially with Morricone's ironical score (think Pink Panther). I much prefer Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist as a comment on the mood of that era.

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