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      Four Flies on Grey Velvet

      PG Released Aug 25, 1972 1h 44m Mystery & Thriller List
      63% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 60% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Dario Argento directs the tale of a rock musician who becomes entangled in a gruesome murder case. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

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      Simon Abrams Village Voice Possessed camerawork, elliptical editing, and a discordantly playful score (by Ennio Morricone!) conspire against viewers and establish this as one of Argento's most suspenseful efforts. Mar 17, 2015 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times There are a few scary moments in the dark. But then there's that image-on-the-retina gimmick, which we can't believe, and a conclusion that's so arbitrary we feel tricked. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine As far as Argento films go, none come weirder than the little-seen Four Flies on Grey Velvet. Rated: 3/4 Dec 4, 2001 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia It resorts to the basic subterfuges of the genre and falls into the predictable, rejecting any possibility of surprise with his stiff characters. There is nothing shocking about his giallo horror reveal. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 5/10 Jul 25, 2020 Full Review Rob Hunter Film School Rejects Rated: C+ Feb 25, 2012 Full Review Anton Bitel Projected Figures self-conscious and silly, but directed with such manipulative panache that you too will feel as if you are being strung along by a deranged, sadistic puppetmaster... there are images here that will burn themselves right onto your retina. Jan 26, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jonathan O Argento's final animal trilogy is the best for last of the 70's and I own the 4K remaster and it looks really great including the famous slow motion climax and what a beautiful haunting score by the great Ennio Morricone. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/24 Full Review Dave C It's most definitely a 70's film! Lol. That music score(!) is quite possibly the highlight of the movie to be honest. There is no real thrill or suspense at all, and the whole thing feels rigid and poorly written - not to mention the woody acting! It's a really poor example of such a great era for horror. I understand it may not be a fair representation of Argento's work, so I shall have to watch some of his other works before including him more fully in reviews Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 10/31/23 Full Review Elvis D El tercer y último capítulo de la trilogía de los animales es una película bastante impecable, con un estupendo aspecto en la fotografía y en el montaje, dándole un aspecto en ciertos momentos psicodélicos y un estilo de elegancia. Está muy bien cuidada en cuanto su producción y dirección. Esta película presenta un buen elenco, entre ellos Bud Spencer. Nuevamente, se tiene aquí a Ennio Morricone con una banda sonora espectacular con momentos oscuros y sublimes. Es una historia de crimen, chantaje y misterio que puede ser común a simple vista, pero está muy bien elaborada con un buen clímax, al igual que las películas anteriores de Argento. Esta es definitivamente una muy buena película en varios aspectos tanto cinematográfica como artístico. A comparación con otras películas de Argento, este film se puede catalogar como decente, pero es otra obra del cine italiano que vale la pena ver. Mi calificación final para esta película es un 9/10. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/24/23 Full Review Matthew D Often overlooked Argento classic Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10/25/22 Full Review anthony b Directed with so much enthusiasm that it is impossible not to get sucked in, especially by the stunning cinematography. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Per larghi tratti, stranamente, Dario Argento non riesce a creare la solita ansia e suspense tipica dei suoi film; ciò che sembra invece è quasi una commedia musicale, che spiazza decisamente chi si aspettava il classico horror; lasciando abbastanza delusi. Tutto però cambia quando le sequenze si spostano all'interno della casa, dove con dei semplicissimi giochi di luce e ad un silenzio assordante, riescono a produrre una qualità ed una tensione incredibile, che un po' fa rimuginare verso una prima parte che invece stentava a decollare. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Dario Argento directs the tale of a rock musician who becomes entangled in a gruesome murder case.
      Director
      Dario Argento
      Screenwriter
      Dario Argento
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Italian
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 25, 1972, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 5, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 44m