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  1. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Tenebrae

    Classic Argento, classic giallo. The death set pieces builds up and are beautifully shot and still grisly and memorably bloody. John Saxon is likable in a supporting role and the film is filled with memorable music from Goblin. One of the better "who dunnit's" where everyone is a suspect and one of the better acted films in the genre.

  2. msmichel's rating of the film Tenebrae

    Argento after 2 films rooted in the supernatural returned to the giallo film with this tightly scripted thriller. Well designed and shot with inventive murders and bloodletting this stands as a strong entry in the director's oeuvre.

  3. Dada Kubin's rating of the film Tenebrae

    In “Tenebrae” Argento shows off his skills in the art of slaying sexy women and maiming men. The plot is of course silly (inclusive a rubberduck explanation of the killer’s psyche) & thematically it’s hollow despite playing around with the issue of sexism. It still has the old Argento flavour, and although it lacks the style that should compensate the weaknesses in the story, it’s entertaining in its own, bloody way.

  4. cyberia's rating of the film Tenebrae

  5. Flavia Loayza's rating of the film Tenebrae

  6. Rocco's rating of the film Tenebrae

    Though Deep Red may pack in more moment to moment craziness, Tenenbrae is an overall leaner, meaner product. With a cool color palette, languidly gliding camera, murder set-pieces of an elegant simplicity, and a clever-bordering-on-self-aware handling of the material, this is the apex of Argento's work in the genre he helped popularize.

  7. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Tenebrae

  8. captainfez's rating of the film Tenebrae

    Scenery-chewing murder! Also, what a hat!

  9. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film Tenebrae

    Can't believe its by same guy who made Suspiria

  10. Ruby A's rating of the film Tenebrae

    2.5 - A little disappointed. Nothing compared to Suspiria.

  11. wiwitaek's rating of the film Tenebrae

    After Suspiria and Opera, Tenebrae is a disappointment. +1 for the long shot tho, some little detail here and there.

  12. ofNatalie LA's rating of the film Tenebrae

    Treats women as poorly and soullessly as computer game side chicks. I am always excited for Argento's cinematography and mise en scene, from the outfits I want to emulate, to the lamps and business card holders and such. Dat crane shot doe, set to a Goblin tune? Ugh. Added to every party playlist I'll ever make.

  13. En Sangers Bøn's rating of the film Tenebrae

    Argento at its finest gore moments. However it does not have the timeless aesthetic touch, the visual sophistication and the thriller-like suspense of his previous films (profundo rosso....)

  14. English Dodo's rating of the film Tenebrae

    Between the harsh angles of the architecture and the bright lights this is an unusual departure from the typical giallo. The film is fascinating from a technical and aesthetic perspective. The crane shot that moves from window to window is a standout moment in the genre. Weak spots include dubbing, illogical choices made by the characters, and too many coincidences. But this is by far one of my favourite giallos.

  15. marco's rating of the film Tenebrae

    appreciating the tremendous beauty of giallo fims titles

  16. José Neves's rating of the film Tenebrae

    re-rating. Like in "Le Plaisir", by Ophüls, in a particular scene, the camera floats around a house from outside to take advantage of a dramatic moment, in this case the double murder of a couple of women. This scene is, by far, what is more accomplished in this late giallo, always triumphant in its suspenseful choreographic moments but too disjointed and fictionally clumsy to sustain its dependency on De Palma.

  17. Romina's rating of the film Tenebrae

    Best giallo film. With profondo rosso.

  18. Gonçalo Rosas's rating of the film Tenebrae

    9 - Dario Argento goes "meta", in more ways than one (I especially loved the diegetic soundtrack), in what is, pound for pound, his strongest feature film overall. The fact that it builds upon all his previous tricks could have made this a mere incremental upgrade, but the script is such a massive improvement over his past endeavors that it almost makes you look at his entire oeuvre with brand new eyes.

  19. lina maj's rating of the film Tenebrae

    This gotta be one of my favorite Argeto's movies. Besides the usual density of visual pleasure, there are quite a few momets a la David Lynch. Really liked hints at feminism. Also, the long shot of the building where the lesbian couple got killed got me speechless - camera making love with architecture, just wonderful.

  20. Sister Sledge's rating of the film Tenebrae

    Probably Argento's finest film, yet not in the eyes of many but the few. Sure, Suspiria had delirious technicolour gothic and Deep Red had the fantastical intrigue and charming chemistry between its leads, but Tenebrae has the darkest, cruelest heart.

  21. Ronja's rating of the film Tenebrae

  22. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Tenebrae

    You really must admit, Argento is a true master in the genre, tacky as he may be hahah Love it!

  23. Sirius_911's rating of the film Tenebrae

    Mélanger dans un même film les ingrédients du polar, du film érotique, et du film d'horreur, cela peut très facilement donner un résultat des plus abominable... Mais mettez y un scenario habile et intelligent, ainsi que toute l'ingéniosité filmique de Dario Argento, et vous obtenez une festival particulièrement jouissif. Très 80's toutefois

  24. eva's rating of the film Tenebrae

    probably my fav from Argento

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