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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Knives of the Avenger

    **1/2. Viking western with characters looking like Mongolian horsemen. I know that there weren't many blonde Italian actors available then but it's still rather strange. Be prepared for a special knife throwing involving three knives at the same time. It's fun, it's off the wall, it's Mario Bava. Recommended to movie lovers.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Knives of the Avenger

    Entre précoce héroïc-fantasy et sombre western médiéval, une oeuvre peu connue, sortie en catimini durant l'hiver 1966, dont le tournage se déroula en même pas dix jours, souvent fort décriée à sa sortie par certains critiques de l'époque, réalisée par un Mario Bava à ce moment plutôt prolifique (pas moins de dix productions en quatre ans)

  3. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Knives of the Avenger

    B-movie Viking adventure from director Mario Bava is not among his best, but is an entertaining action melodrama. It lacks the trademark visual flair of Bava's masterpieces, but it has a strong story (borrowed heavily from 'Shane' - in fact, it often feels more like a western than any kind of sword-and-sandal epic) and some rousing fight scenes. Good fun for fans of Italian exploitation.