Sunday, April 1, 2018

Tony Arzenta (1973)

AKA: Big Guns

Director: Duccio Tessari

Writers: Franco Verucci, Ugo Liberatore, Roberto Gandus

Composer: Gianni Ferrio

Starring: Alain Delon, Richard Conte, Carla Gravina, Marc Porel, Roger Hanin, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Guido Alberti, Lino Troisi, Silvano Tranquilli, Corrado Gaipa, Erika Blanc, Anton Diffring

More info: IMDb

Tagline: By mistake they killed his wife and child - THAT was a hell of a mistake!

Plot: A mob hitman wants to retire, but his bosses don't think that's a good idea. Complications--and many bloody shootouts-ensue.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

Fans of the Poliziotteschi genre will dig this more than others.  It's got some great car chases and action scenes but it's the pacing that would be a deal killer for a novice Eurocrime viewer.  The movie is better than average but there are moments where it goes above and beyond like the aforementioned action scenes.  They're nicely edited and executed.  The plot is a by the numbers revenge picture so what's needed, as long as nothing sucks, is good action, kills, maybe some nudity (there's a little) and a good ending.  This picture ticks off those boxes.  I dig the ending but it could've been handled a little better.  It's not hard to guess what's going to happen.  If it had been, that would've been something.  Overall the movie can be a little slow going but there's enough to punctuate it throughout to keep it interesting.  I've seen it twice now and I think that's all I need.

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