Revolver ★★★★

A perfect realized moral knot and one of the finest Italian crime films of the 70s. Wonderful plotted even as it moves towards a rather inevitable conclusion. Sergio Sollima tonal control is great as usual and his rage even more pointed than in his westerns. Even the fact that Morricone lazily recycles his score for Sollima’s Violent City is great. Reed’s consistent annoyed warden on the run is one of his better performance (even though he is dubbed), but the real revelation here is how Sollima gets everything that can be wooden about Fabio Testi (a fine actor whose local industry keeps casting in roles that were ill suited for him) and makes it a strength.

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