Il Bidone (The Swindle) (The Swindlers)
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Il Bidone (The Swindle) (The Swindlers)
The 50th film from France's cinemaster Claude Chabrol is no career-defining epic -- just a clever, witty, off handedly satiric caper about a pair of very civilized (dare we say bourgeoise?) con artists. In French with English subtitles.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An obvious cheap-crime picture, very much on the sentimental side, and therefore thematically inferior to the two films it fell between. But it contains some very strong Fellini phases and accumulations of moods that make it well worth seeing."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"A very dark vision that isn't always pleasant to look at but is nonetheless fascinating."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The most obscure film of the highly visible Federico Fellini."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"It's an unforgettable treasure."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The progression from comedy to tragedy signals Fellini's most religious work"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
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