In the Name of the Law
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
In the Name of the Law
Young Italian magistrate Schiavi (Massimo Girotti) finds the going rough when he assumes his new post in a small Sicilian town. The villagers are held in thrall by the local Mafia branch. Far from being outraged, the populace welcomes the intrusion of organized crime, believing that the Mafia's swift and terrible brand of justice is a lot more effective than the legal kind. It comes down to a war of wills between Schiavi and Mafia-don Passalaqua (Charles Vanel). The only false note struck by this intensely atmospheric film is an inane romantic subplot. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi