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      Scorpion's Tail

      1971 1h 30m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 71% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings An insurance investigator is called upon to sniff out any irregularities surrounding a wealthy businessman's sudden death. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Harvey 48 Hills One of Martino's more restrained exercises... Oct 9, 2023 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy A murder-mystery packed with all manner of bait and switch. Rated: 3/4 Sep 3, 2021 Full Review Rob Aldam Backseat Mafia Greece provides a beautiful backdrop for the reign of terror. Oct 31, 2018 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion Jazzy welter of Hitchcockisms Nov 16, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Sergio Martino directed one of the better giallo's with this violent but fun murder mystery. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I love this Giallo it's got a decent mystery plot and a badass Bruno Nicolai score. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't see why this movie is so well liked. I am a huge fan of giallo films, but to me, this was a sloppy movie. The script was horrible, the delivery of the lines (if you watch it overdubbed in English was kind of funny), and when the case is "solved," they leave a big hole at the end. People are acting like everything is all worked out and I am yelling at the TV that it isn't and just go back to some key scenes. Then it ends. Sorry, I've seen match better from Sergio Martino. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member The most memorable thing about fairly run-of-the-mill giallo The Case of the Scorpion's Tail is the trailer, which shamelessly compares itself to other 'masterpieces on violence' such as The Golem, Battleship Potemkin and M. The film itself is fairly conventional. Director Sergio Martino admits that he padded out the first half after the film's running time came up short, and it shows: it's not until the halfway point that the film gets much in the way of energy. The Scope location photography in London and Greece is attractive and there's some amusement to be had from the terrible model work in a plane explosion or a sunglass wearing villain called Omar who looks like a hung over Charlton Heston in Touch of Evil after being dragged through a thorn bush, but overall the film is nothing to write home about. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member It was very Interesting, i like Giallo movies but only the ones that would interest me, some are very gory yet others can be very good murder Mystery movies. Deep Red is no doubt the greatest one of them all. Sergio Martino is a very giffted director with some amazing direction. But i felt the story can be...well easy to figuer out sometimes. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A very good Italian pulp fiction murder mystery. The outcome is perhaps obvious, but the filmaking, the fine locations, the beautiful actresses and the violent scenes make it a great example. If you like these kinds of things, and can tollerate subtitles, see it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis An insurance investigator is called upon to sniff out any irregularities surrounding a wealthy businessman's sudden death.
      Director
      Sergio Martino
      Screenwriter
      Ernesto Gastaldi, Eduardo Manzanos
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Italian
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 6, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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