The entry I like the least in the Milieu trilogy. Filled with action, a linear plot and flat characters; the acting, except Adorf, is mediocre. The finale is gruesome and not a great conclusion also because Di Leo decided that the little kitty really had to die. No no no, that is too much. Jokes aside, it is an average crime-action movie from the '70s that you could avoid watching without any great regret.
Second entry in Di Leo's 'Milieu trilogy' doesn't quite live up to the pedigree set by 'Caliber 9'. Mario Adorf is excellent as Canali and the film does have that usual seventies mix of violence, terrible fashions and extreme misogyny. Silva and Strode pretty much wasted as the visiting Americans.
The story per se is serviceable enough but the action scenes really make this movie worthwile. They're nail-biting suspenseful, unrelentingly brutal and fabulously directed. It helps that most of the performances are really good. Mario Adorf rises above the rest though. In one breathtaking chase scene past the halfway mark, he transforms before our eyes into primal rage incarnate. Transcendent stuff!
Di Leo si conferma un fuoriclasse del poliziesco e del noir italiano e, pur scendendo di livello,sforna un altro gioiello dopo "Milano Calibro 9".La trama è più semplice ma le scene di impatto(le uccisioni,gli inseguimenti,i due killer di futuro "tarantiniano"),sono ancora più immediate e coinvolgenti.Sceneggiatura poco articolati,ma colonna,interpreti,regia e ritmo sono di alto livello:Di Leo era davvero forte.