Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (2012)

In a time of internal political disturbance, Roman police inspector Gian Maria Volontè (the bad guy in A Fistful of Dollars and For A Few Dollars More) gets that plum assignment: crack down on political dissidents; then proceeds to slash… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 2, 2013
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Its portrait of a loner and his lusts comes up frighteningly fresh, and the whole conceit would collapse without the muscular, rousing presence of Gian Maria Volonté in the central role.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

The movie survives beautifully both as an elegant thriller and as a study of the twisted infantilism that shapes the fanatic heart.

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Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion begins like a giallo, but soon pushes beyond even that genre's outré boundaries, playing like a fever dream.

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David Fear
Time Out New York

A paranoid police procedural, a perverse parable about the corrupting elements of power, and a candidate for the greatest predated Patriot Act movie ever ...

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Elliott Stein
Village Voice

A potent study of power as pathology.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Decades later, Petri's Italian political thriller is just as timely and provocative as it was in 1970, when it won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

A provocative political thriller that is as troubling today as when it came out in 1970. Maybe more so.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Unfettered freedom is a source of dismay to the Roman homicide detective... He wants to have limits, he simply doesn't know where they are.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Moderately engrossing parable, crime drama and character study, with rigid political undertones.

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Flixster Audience Score: 96% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Gian Maria Volonté persuasively personifies a suave, spitefully malevolent kind of hitchcockian sociopath. A surreal and strong meditation about how some human… More
Byron Brubaker
Lots of informative special features on this newly released Criterion Collection blue-ray/dvd combo. There's an interview with composer, Ennio Morricone,… More