Cat o' Nine Tails
|Il Gatto a nove code
(1971) is Dario Argento's second directorial attempt, and his second
mystery thriller. AKA Cat O' Nine Tails, it stars Karl Malden as a
former news reported left blind by an accident, and James Franciscus
as a young reporter who teams up with him to solve a break-in followed
by several murders, all at a genetic research company.
|Catherine Spaak, as the
daughter of the company owner, shows her breasts in a
seduction scene with
||Argento's mastery of the camera and
suspense is evident here, and the story is just not that bad.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 5.8,
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C-.
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