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Giuliano robs from the rich conservative landowners to give to the poor, serf-like peasants, who in turn hail him as their savior. As his popularity grows, so does his ego, and he eventually thinks he is above the power of his backer, Mafia Don Masino Croce. The Don, in turn, sets out to kill the upstart by convincing his cousin and closest advisor Pissciota to assassinate him Written by
This must be one of the really awful films of all time, which belongs in the
bottom 100. Must admit to having ignored the score and comment on the site
here and purchased the DVD. Terrible mistake.
I figured a Cimino directed Puzo film couldn't be that bad - it was. The
acting is generally poor with a few exceptions. Notably, Joss Ackland, John
Turturro and Giulia Boschi come out with some credit. Christopher Lambert,
however, fails to carry the movie, and is as wooden as it gets. Even the
Sicilian swagger fails to impress. Barbara Sukowa also is a let down,
despite the odd sight of flesh.
Cimino is a mega let down. It is as if there were a few scenes left over on
the cutting room floor from the Godfather - marvelous scenery though it is -
clipped together with a hastily put together script. To add to it all, the
editing leaves a lot to be desired.
I gave it 2/10, but only due to the scenery and score (which also may have
been a hand-me-down from the Godfather).
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