Klute ★★★★½

One of the earliest efforts of the great Alan J. Pakula. This modern film noir holds fantastic performances, a great script and makes me wish films like this were made more these days.

What this film does really well is not overwhelm you with a complicated plot. The plot serves the story and the characters, as it should. It also gives us a rather realistic look at the underbelly of society in the early seventies.

The characters are never larger than life and that is mainly due to Pakula's fantastic down to earth direction. He manages to get great performances out of Sutherland and Fonda. It is their on screen chemistry that makes this film so involving and exciting.

A final mention should be made about the score. It is absolutely fantastic.

Highly recommended!

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