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  1. rllr's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    A well-directed metaphor on the Italian political system and beyond. All that with a pinch of Dostojevsky's Crime & Punishment. Elio Petri keeps on surprising me.

  2. Hayley&Colin's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

  3. Alistair Leach's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

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

    This film has so much going for it: 1) Columbo style over the top murder scene and flashbacks 2) Gian Maria Volonte (Ramon from fistful of dollars) playing hot headed shouty cop very well 3) Oppressive fascist political setting 4) Kick ass Ennio Morricone Definitely worth your time

  5. Ariel Rowan's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

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

  7. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    Sometimes I don't have the words to describe my love of a movie, and sometimes I feel that I don't need them. It's the latter case with this film, a slick, brilliant, Italian police drama/thriller from 1970 that I am sure many other people have seen before now. But if you've somehow avoided it for as long as I did, make up for that ASAP.

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

    An energetic imaginative construction which episodically draws on elements of the 1960s caper movie, the glamour lifestyle of the Bond genre, the police drama, the satire of institutional cruelty (“if...”), and the psychological drama, setting them against the background of Italy’s ongoing “Hot Autumn” contestation, and pulling them into a declamatory critique of authoritarianism.

  9. Leah Shaw's rating of the film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

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

    And that Morricone score...

  11. 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.

  12. 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.*

  13. 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

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

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

    this was an interesting one. Pretty good.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

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

  19. 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!

  20. 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?"

  21. 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.

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

    Good, but nothing special.

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

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

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

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