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The Tenth Victim

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80% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 79% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings In the future, society has evolved past wars, utilizing a televised murder show call the "Big Hunt." Caroline Meredith (Ursula Andress) is a hunter looking to kill her tenth victim, after which she can retire wealthy. Her prey, Marcello Polletti (Marcello Mastroianni), does his best to avoid her traps. After a deal with a sponsor, Meredith plans to kill Polletti on camera as part of a commercial. However, romantic feelings between the combatants start to complicate the hunt. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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Stephen Farber Los Angeles Free Press In a good fantasy like The 10th Victim every piece of architecture, furniture,clothing contributes to a coherent, witty vision of the world as it might be. Jan 30, 2020 Full Review Antonio Lara El Pais (Spain) The 10th Victim is plagued with a dialogue that pretends to be ironic and it's nothing more than pathetic. [Full Review in Spanish] Jul 23, 2019 Full Review Wendy Michener Maclean's Magazine The Tenth Victim, Elio Petri's ingenious combination of science-fiction and spy-adventure, marked the end of a trend. Ursula Andress, spies, and op-art decors have never been the same. Jun 27, 2019 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand [T]he original Survivor set in a near future of unlikely fashions and pop-art stylings, where comic books are the literature of the day, murder games have become the dominant form of media entertainment, and war has been replaced by The Big Hunt. Mar 2, 2018 Full Review Sean Axmaker Turner Classic Movies Online Petri directs with tongue firmly in cheek, lampooning the media obsession with high risk contests and games of chance with cool sixties style ... Dec 17, 2011 Full Review James Kendrick Q Network Film Desk The problem for modern audiences is that the film is so fundamentally mired in the swinging silliness of mid-'60s Euro culture that the message gets lost amid all the gaudy colors, insipid pop music, and generally deranged production design Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 21, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Tom S It's really good! Even if the topic of the film is quite serious, it's still romantic and funny! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/28/23 Full Review M.A. L Prescient film anticipates by 55 years the America we live in, an America all-consumed by - thanks to the guns-on-demand culture - spontaneous violence that's commodified for voyeuristic consumption via cable news. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/03/23 Full Review Audience Member The starting point for the plot is a good idea, but, basically, it becomes a way to see Mastroianni and Andress looking glamourously and sensually to each other. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member I thought it was a blast from the past. Like the original Death Race 2000 it's not supposed to be taken seriously. They both do a great job of lampooning sports and society. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review delysid d this is an odd old film that i guess is the inspiration for the hunger games, not bad Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/01/18 Full Review Audience Member You can't get any more mid 60's Italian pop-art absurd than this thoroughly fun movie. The terrific skippy jazz score is a plus. Highly recommended to fans of hip kitsch Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In the future, society has evolved past wars, utilizing a televised murder show call the "Big Hunt." Caroline Meredith (Ursula Andress) is a hunter looking to kill her tenth victim, after which she can retire wealthy. Her prey, Marcello Polletti (Marcello Mastroianni), does his best to avoid her traps. After a deal with a sponsor, Meredith plans to kill Polletti on camera as part of a commercial. However, romantic feelings between the combatants start to complicate the hunt.
Director
Elio Petri
Screenwriter
Tonino Guerra, Giorgio Salvioni, Ennio Flaiano, Elio Petri
Production Co
Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Les Films Concordia
Genre
Sci-Fi
Original Language
Italian
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 10, 2016
Runtime
1h 32m
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