End of the Game (Der Richter und sein Henker) (The Judge and His Hangman)
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End of the Game (Der Richter und sein Henker) (The Judge and His Hangman)
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 years trying to pin the murder of the woman he loved on Richard Gastmann, an "untouchable" industrialist (Robert Shaw). When Barlach's assistant Donald Sutherland is killed while trying to get the goods on Gastmann, the inspector puts idealistic detective Walter Tschantz (Jon Voight) on the case. Jacqueline Bisset costars as Anna Crawley… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"[A] complex thriller."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Instead of every hour or half-hour, the cuckoo pops out every minute and a half."
‑ Richard Eder, New York Times
"An existential mystery story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"By no means a great film, but it's a very good one that ought to be better known than it is."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)