End of the Game (Der Richter und sein Henker) (The Judge and His Hangman)
End of the Game (Der Richter und sein Henker) (The Judge and His Hangman) (1975)

Actor Maximillian Schell functioned as coproducer and director of End of the Game. Conversely, director Martin Ritt is the leading actor in this existentialist crime story. Ritt plays Hans Barlach, a Swiss police inspector who has spent 30… More

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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

The only emotion that the audience is likely to work up watching this unconscionable bore is an irresistible desire to be almost anywhere else but in the theater.

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TV Guide

[A] complex thriller.

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Richard Eder
New York Times

Instead of every hour or half-hour, the cuckoo pops out every minute and a half.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An existential mystery story.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

By no means a great film, but it's a very good one that ought to be better known than it is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"End of the Game" starts with the body of police detective Robert Schmied(Donald Sutherland) being discovered in his car.… More
Doctor Strangeblog
Peculiar crime mystery/thriller in which the motivations of a couple key characters are inscrutable. Martin Ritt, director of <i>Hud</i> and… More