Giallo 2009 ★★

Adrien Brody once won an Academy Award you know. With news that he’s taken the producers of Giallo to court to block its release, after viewing the film one wonders if this is really a fight over pay or just out of sheer embarrassment. For sure, the only award - or two - he’s going to receive here is a Razzie. It’s difficult to know which is worse, his chain-smoking detective or jaundiced killer. Adrien, really, what were you thinking? It’s a performance equaled only by Polanski’s former muse Emmanuelle Seigner. And as for Agento, the shift from horror to comedy - albeit unintentional - is complete. Make no mistake, this is a very funny film, for all the wrong reasons.

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