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Un Poliziotto scomodo (Convoy Busters, Australia)

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Audience Member Italian cop thriller feels like it goes on forever. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Fans of Italian cinema know that any film with Maurizio Merli can't be all that bad. This man has a charisma and screen presence to him that can't be rivaled. You can't help but go along with anything this man does on screen. Still even with Maurizio Merli as the main star doesn't make Convoy Busters a great Euro Crime film. Compared to his other Euro Crime gems like Violent Naples, Rome Armed to the Teeth and The Cynic the Rat and the Fist, Convoy Busters comes out being one of his weakest (and last) outings in the genre. Merili plays his typical Dirty Harry type come who has extreme methods when it comes to upholding the law. When he connects a high political figure's son to a killing he then gets reassigned to a different precinct. While being head honcho at the new station he stumbles upon illegal smuggling of weapons. He also finds time for love with the beautiful actress Olga Karlatos (best known for the eye-ball scene in "Zombie"). Director Stelvio Massi keeps the film moving at a brisk pace with some great action and a few bitch-slapping scenes (for which Merli is famous for) but the film is oddly structured. There's a lot of twists and turns that don't finish the plot of the previous section. The film is like two different movies with Merli not tying up events from the first half. This is a shame as most viewers will feel somewhat cheated by the end. Overall Merli still makes this movie extremely watchable. Merli oozes machoism and toughness from start to finish making this film a must for fans of Euro Crime films as well as American fodder like Dirty Harry. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Maurizio Merli is a hard handed police inspector who was transferred just as soon as he was finding all the corruption in a diamond smuggling operation. He soon finds a gun running operation that its finial resolution can only be solved w/ a gun..sorta reminds me of Bronson Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member good film with good shoot outs Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member I liked this Film . But it is sometimes slow. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Extremely lame italo crime from Massi. Absolutely non-interesting story, boring violence, crew sleepwalks through the whole mess (except cinematopographer, who makes stupid bold and beautiful zooming all the time). Merli is cool though. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
Un Poliziotto scomodo (Convoy Busters, Australia)

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Stelvio Massi