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Ratings & Reviews

  1. dionysus67's rating of the film Slap the Monster on Page One

    Another political diatribe from the radical Bellochio. With the charismatic Volonté as the motor behind the machinations between the press, the government, the corporate world and the disillusioned members of the subaltern Left, this film reveals the dirty laundry of media barons. Along with media stigmatization tactics, Bellochio exposes also romantic bourgeois ideology as naively adventurous. Essential viewing.

  2. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Slap the Monster on Page One

    The social and political situation in the Italy of the 70's was a true bargain for Italian directors then. Here, journalism meets mass manipulation and politics when a teenager is killed in a Milanese garbage dump. Gian Maria Volontè is not a bad guy, he's simply telling us the truth as it is and shows us how to use it in order to serve his employer's interests. 'We also take part in the class-war'. 4 *.

  3. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Slap the Monster on Page One

  4. ermete polpette's rating of the film Slap the Monster on Page One

  5. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Slap the Monster on Page One

  6. Fabio Nosotti's rating of the film Slap the Monster on Page One

  7. Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Slap the Monster on Page One

    An acid portrait of journalism as the refuge of opportunistic swine. Volonte scoffs at a naive young reporter's insistence on "objectivity," ridicules his right-wing papers' readers, manipulates and despises everyone, and approvingly quotes Goebbels's theory of propaganda. Right and left alike get damned in this portrait of Italy 1972 as a fetid canal upon which refuse lazily drifts.

  8. nein's rating of the film Slap the Monster on Page One

    Disturbing in the world ruled by the Fourth Estate.

  9. Federico Di Folco's rating of the film Slap the Monster on Page One

    Volontè è un fenomeno in questi ruoli da fascista conservatore e grazie al suo carisma e alla regia asciutta di Bellocchio ne esce fuori una bella pellicola,che tratta dei collegamenti sporchi tra il potere politico-industriale e il giornalismo,con l'annessa manipolazione delle notizie.Dialoghi d'impatto(la gestione della semantica,gli scontri ideologici,il nulla familiare...),per un film amaramente vero.3,5*

  10. Starshine's rating of the film Slap the Monster on Page One