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Year
1973
Runtime
143 min.
Director
Fred Zinnemann
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
25,474
Checks
3,959
Favs
279
Dislikes
15
Favs/checks
7.0% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
19:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The Day of the Jackal, about a fictional attempt on Charles de Gaulle in the early 60s (when he really was targeted for death by a "patriotic" extremist group, is a procedural film that takes us through the nitty-gritty of an assassin's job (they even show him buying dye for his hair), with some portion of the film given over to the policemen's point of view, in a pen-and-paper universe that makes their task seem that much harder to us Internet types. The net effect is that you're rooting for a cold-blooded killer at least as much as the police commissioner in charge of the affair, and the spy sent to seduce a French official to get ahead of the investigation. Getting there, and seeing how each piece matters, is what it's all about, and the finale is almost necessarily an anti-climax (since we know de Gaulle wasn't killed). A slowly-building thriller with lots of European locations and great character actors in the minor roles for good measure. 7 years ago
  2. Earring72's avatar

    Earring72

    Terrific 70ies thriller. Must see! 7 years 6 months ago
  3. monclivie's avatar

    monclivie

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xngkcL9W1po 7 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #69 in Akira Kurosawa's A Dream Is a Genius
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