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Martin Ritt Amerika Serikat, 1976

J.J. 'Jake' Gittes's rating of the film The Front

McCarthyism. What an ugly chapter in the american history; a national stain, shame & paranoia. Martin Ritt & Woody Allen do their best in using irony, persiflage and humor to deal with the matter. But Mr. Allen is simply carrying over his familiar & 'usual' Woody Allen 'funny' character into a too serious context and it somehow creates the feeling of disturbing ignorance.