• Omer Zach

    ★★★★★

    It’s disgusting how good Dr. Melfi’s dumb shrink was at making movies.

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  • Matthew Johnston

    ★★★

    The commentary on how horror has shifted from the abstract to the real, how anyone can become the target of sudden violence, is very well executed. The filmmaking subplot is just so concieted. Bogdanovich sucks as an actor.

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  • Dylan Leonard

    This film is horrifying. As scary as any of its contemporaries. Way ahead of its time. Bogdanovich created a film far greater than most would with what he was given. The lead character also wears an excellent white jacket that I would like to own.


    Watched on DVD rented from Black Dog Video in Vancouver, BC

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  • Neetzan

    ★★★★

    Heartbreaking: The Worst Person You Know Just Made A Great Movie

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  • Jang

    ★★★★½

    수많은 공포 영화에 출연했음에도 이제 사람들이 자신을 퇴물로 여긴다고 생각하는 바이론 올락(보리스 칼로프)는 자기 자신보다 현실에서 일어나는 연쇄살인이 더 무섭다고 생각한다. 반대로 그가 그렇게 두려워하던 연쇄살인마인 바비 톰슨(팀 오켈리)는 단지 세상에 염증을 낸 젊은이일 뿐이다. 바이론은 자신의 비서가 총에 맞자 직접 바비한테 달려들어 지팡이로 후드려팬다. 바비는 그에 대항하지 못하고 마치 어린 아이처럼 웅크려 있다. 이 때 바이론 올락은 이런 대사를 한다. "이것이 내가 지금까지 두려워 했던 것인가?"

    정확히 이야기하면 이 영화는 호러 영화가 아니다. 보리스 칼로프의 자전적인 캐릭터라고 할 수…

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  • enricioni

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Film no. 1 in my Polly Platt: The Invisible Woman Watch-along

    Byron Orlock slapping Bobby Thompson in the face almost brought tears to my eyes, which was an unexpected response—the lead-up to that moment was certainly very tense, but I didn’t expect the resolution to feel so cathartic. And it’s such simple gesture, three slaps, maybe four, and yet it's sufficient to bring down someone who’s killed so many. I guess I experienced what Orlock experiences moments latter, when Bobby…

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  • Gabriel Laverdy

    ★★★★★

    What a gut punch of a film. It features one of Boris Karloff’s best performances and is also one of the very best directorial debuts. Peter Bogdonavich right from the start was a force to be reckoned with.

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  • Jules Neuman

    Bogdanovich’s debut is the best introduction to the director’s exuberance for the medium’s rich history both high and low. It’s a predilection that can be cloying, as in his much beloved What’s Up Doc? In Targets, it is a guiding light. The unrelated events of the plot — a mass murdering rifleman (a real-life phenomenon quite new at the time) and an aging horror film star converging at a drive-in — come together as the old overcome by the new,…

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  • ShaunMazerall

    ★★★½

    My Review...
    “How the Last Great Boris Karloff Film Was Made”
    youtu.be/KBByRucd8GM

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  • Oscar Docherty-Phillips

    ★★★★

    Really unnerving, the low budget nature of the production really sells the chaos. Boris Karloff turns in a great performance, a fictionalised portrayal of himself and his career. I'm quite excited to see more of Bogdanovitch's work.

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  • Voc_17

    ★★★★½

    By mid-December, this film should be the subject of my first video review

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  • hiitsJulian

    ★★★½

    This movie felt very disjointed, like the two plots didn’t necessarily connect, but the main story about the mass shooter was very good and executed really well; the movie doesn’t shoehorn any explanation for what he does the action just happens.

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