Dillinger  Morto (Dillinger is Dead)
Dillinger Morto (Dillinger is Dead) (1969)

In this strange Italian fantasy, an industrial designer radically changes his life after finding an old gun. He uses the gun to shoot his wife. With utter calm, the man takes his car to the coast, dives into the ocean and begins swimming… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 16, 2010
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77%
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Scott Tobias
AV Club

Finding the connective tissue between one incident and the next can be its own form of madness, yet the film is transfixing, too, provided viewers yield to it a little.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

There are some sharp ideas tucked alongside the tedious high jinks and rank sexism of Dillinger Is Dead.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A bizarre, dark fantasy.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Dillinger is one of those artful endurance tests that views conventional storytelling as a sell-out. Yet the movie's also playful, droll, and unexpectedly wise within its rigorous framework.

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David Fear
Time Out New York

The titular gangster isn't the only one who's dead; according to Ferreri, it was a condition shared by everyone who bought into the late-20th-century ideal of success. They just didn't know it at the time.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Seems less groundbreaking than simply intriguing as an artistic relic of a much different cinematic era.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Like an Ionesco one-act, the movie is purposely backloaded, rolling along to no apparent purpose and then climaxing with an absurd act of violence that casts a harsh white glare on the bourgeois self-indulgence that preceded it.

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Scott Foundas
Village Voice

Working at the height of his powers, Ferreri turns this domestic prison into a centrifuge of ideas about the loss of self in an age when movies, TV, and commercial advertising had come to promise us the ability to be whomever we wanted.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

A finely calibrated exercise in inspired lunacy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A gas-mask designer finds a gun wrapped in newspapers in his pantry, then spends a long evening puttering about the house---fixing a meal, disassembling and… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Dillinger Is Dead" starts with Glauco(Michel Piccoli) informing a colleague that he is done with designing gas masks. Arriving… More