Yeah I just couldn’t get into this B picture.
Hell it was more of a D-picture
Poor acting abounds
Not a good film.
Evidently filmed without a script, it shows.
Universal bait and switched the audience by giving Lionel Atwill big billing and he is hardly in the film
So why did I give this movie two stars?
It has SHEMP HOWARD
He gets the 2 stars
No one else
It’s a 65 minute movie that seems twice as long
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A hitman’s job goes sideways in Paris. When he goes home, his girlfriend is severely beaten. This calls for revenge.
I have seen a shitload of contract killer movies, and this might be the simplest, yet most fun, movie that I have ever seen in this genre .
It is almost an existential film, focusing on The Killer’s thoughts and thought processes, rather than a heck of a lot of action. It is unique in this regard. And David Fincher…