The Art of Cinema #167


Charley Varrick
(Don Siegel; 1973)

4 comments:

Vanwall said...
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Vanwall said...

I love this movie - planes, bombs, guns, and broads, with a fantastic duelling pair of performances by Matthau and the late, great John Vernon, and Joe Don's just flat perfect hit-man - nobody, and I mean nobody, has approached his level of casual, sophisticated control mixed with gleeful redneck sadism in film, and how about the Outfit - has it ever been better portrayed as a cold, hard business proposition? Brrr.

swac said...

Indeed, a great film. I think I caught it on A&E the first time, years ago, and have marveled at it a couple times since. My idea of a dream cast and terrific low rent milieu.

I need to get my own copy...

Mike D said...

fantastic movue - id love to see it again. great last shot to it too.