One of Bronson's oddest films, but still not as odd as Morricone's ultra-weird score. The plot is standard "revenge" stuff, but there are some imaginatively shot sequences (like the unexpected finale) by the Italian Sollima, who shows some flair. The fast-cutting, "neurotic" editing is clumsy, however, and reminded me of the editing in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", which was made one year earlier. The widescreen photography really suffers on TV.
Violent City (1970) 1080p YIFY Movie
Violent City (1970) 1080p
Città violenta is a movie starring Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, and Jill Ireland. A hitman is double-crossed by his girlfriend and barely escapes a murder attempt. He then sets out to take his revenge on the woman and the gang...
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After a bloody double-cross leaves him for dead, professional hit man Jeff tracks the shooter and his beautiful mistress to New Orleans. But when Jeff takes both revenge and the woman, he finds himself blackmailed by a powerful crime boss who wants the fiercely independent gunman to join his organization. Jeff refuses, and is hunted through an unforgiving city where love is like a loaded gun and debts of vengeance are paid in bullets.
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Aimless, but with some imaginative sequences.Reviewed bygridoonVote: 7/10
There's absolutely no way that any movie can start off better than"Violent City". Charlie Bronson on a yacht with a ravishing blondchick, then moving onto land where the couple immediately getssubjected to a wild car chase through extremely narrow streets (andover stairs!) and ending with a violent shootout! And all this time nota single word is being spoken by anyone and all we here are the soundsof squeaking tires, snorting car engines and Ennio Moricone's umpteenthfabulous soundtrack. The first ten minutes of "Violent City" are sodamn brilliant I was even tempted to stop watching the film because Ihonestly feared things could only go downwards from that point, ha!Luckily it didn't. Sure the pacing slowed down a bit (only a littlebit, mind you) but a great film unfolds itself, with a simplistic butnevertheless compelling plot, gritty atmosphere and terrific actingperformances by Charles Bronson (as the silent as always but deadlykiller), Telly Savalas (as the sneering, sleazy and eccentricsuper-villain) and Jill Ireland (as the bimbo who appears to screwaround with half of the city). Jeff is a retiring hit man who completesone more personal killing job when a former friend double-crosses him,leaves him for dead and runs off with his lady friend. Jeff'sspectacular payback, executed at a race car circuit) gets him noticedby the big boss of the city's organized crime network. He wants Jeff tobe a part of his successful crime-family, and when he refuses anexhilarating and testosterone-packed cat and mouse game ensues. Theplot isn't highly original, but several independent sequences aremagnificent, like the aforementioned opening, the intense finale or most of all the scene where Vanessa gets introduced to Weber(Savalas) in a restaurant. Sergio Sollima is a gifted director, whoprimarily earned his fame in the spaghetti western genre ("The BigGundown" and "Run Man Run"). That's also exactly what "Violent City"often resembles; a gritty urban western with Bronson in his familiarrole of lone outlaw passing through a town where no one can be trusted.If I understood correctly, the titular violent city is supposed to beMichigan, where strangely everyone speaks a combination of English andItalian. Funny detail on the Dutch DVD-release is that the dubbing isincomplete. Some of the dialogs start in English but halfway theconversation swifts to Italian and back to English again. Not at allbothering, especially not in case you looked forward to this movie asmuch as I did.
Foreign movies suffer an incurable disease,it weren't belong to America's market,whenever the movie are retaliete by press whose are paid by film industry to talk down,so this outsider movies are managed to another maket places where get a propper respect....the car chasing which open the movie is a sort a breathtaken scene,it if were made by American will be marvelous,but wasn't...who cares anyway??? After some successful movies in Europe Charles Stoneface Bronson became a legend one most better paid actors in USA together with great Eastwood!!
First watch: 1987 / How many: 2 / Source: TV-DVD / Rating: 7