Danger: Diabolik
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Diabolik (John Phillip Law) is the criminal mastermind who has just pulled off a huge heist. He spends most of his free time with his girlfriend, Eva (Marisa Mell), in fond embrace. The police minister (Terry-Thomas) is approached by Valmont (Adolfo Celi), a master criminal who proposes to use his underworld connections to catch Diabolik for the police. In between their gratuitous lovemaking, he and the exotic Eva are chased by police and the mob in this plodding crime drama. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A delightfully outlandish comic strip directed by the master of the Italian B movie."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"Although it's too long and eventually loses track of Itself, Danger: Diabolik is very nearly the movie Barbarella should have been."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"For Bava as for Daibolik, aesthetic beauty and tactile sensation trump emotional connection and spiritual depth."
‑ Erich Kuersten, PopMatters
"Looking at the film on Paramount's superb new DVD, it's clear that a neglected masterpiece of the genre has now emerged."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Pulpy late-60's spy silliness."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Bava lets the action play loose and big, but a sly subversion lurks beneath its camp exterior."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"Way too much like something left over from the Adam West Batman series to impress me the way it was supposed to."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A super-stylish live-action adaptation of the popular 1960s European comic-strip."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"... a surreal mix of spy movie, heist thriller, and anti-establishment satire, all with delirious style and tongue firmly in cheek."
‑ Sean Axmaker, St@tic Multimedia
"Infantile junk."
‑ Howard Thompson, New York Times
"Stylish lightweight silly tongue-in-cheek B movie caper film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"... one of the best films from the late Italian director Mario Bava"
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"An outrageously funny and cheeky comic-strip-style movie."
‑ , Film4
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