Syndicate Sadists

Syndicate Sadists ★★★½

Much to my surprise, this wasn't nihilistic. Sure, it's a violent gritty revenge movie, but Tomas Milian has a legitimate heart of gold and finds time to take care of not one but two young boys. I really dug Milian’s seedy charisma: he plays the protagonist with an easy witty tough guy poise that wouldn’t be out of place today.

It’s a kick seeing Joseph Cotten as a Mafia don. He’s not doing anything special until his final scene, which epitomizes aging criminal cool.

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