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3.7
877 Ratings

Klute

Directed by Alan J. Pakula
United States, 1971
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis

A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute.

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Klute Directed by Alan J. Pakula

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1972 | Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role

1972 | Nominee: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced

BAFTA Awards

1972 | Nominee: Best Actress

Writers Guild of America

1972 | Nominee: Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1972 | Winner: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

1972 | Nominee: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Fonda is particularly electric in her role as Daniels, tapping into the physical state of her character in the frame in a way that only a directors actor can. . . . She plays everything fake tough, but the movie is punctuated by scenes with her analyst that are formally little more than medium shot, one takes, but give Fonda the space to flesh out her character’s vulnerability amidst all the chaos of her life.
June 12, 2018
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Fonda is electric in every moment of Klute, but watching her in these scenes with Nathan is like witnessing the sparks of a Tesla coil. Operating on alternating currents, Bree is a dynamic study in contradictions—an imperfect yet indelible symbol of second-wave feminism, the cresting of which nearly coincides with Klute’s release.
June 01, 2018
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A movie resolutely of its moment that still surges with third-rail electricity… The dread and unease that suffuse the film — never has the peal of a rotary phone sounded more terrifying — seem rooted partly in anxiety over second-wave feminism, the cresting of which nearly coincided with the release of this movie, one that centers on its heroine’s profound ambivalence about growing emotionally attached to a man (the laconic private investigator of the title, played by Donald Sutherland).
November 24, 2015
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