Deep Red (Profondo rosso)
Deep Red (Profondo rosso) (1975)

The film that has become the master work in Italian horror maestro Dario Argento's canon, Deep Red holds up brilliantly despite the plethora of copycat slasher films it inspired in the years to follow. The film opens with a flashback… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 7, 1975
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The kinetic camerawork and brutal over-the-top gore that made Dario Argento famous is on full display, but the addition of a compelling, complex story makes Deep Red a masterpiece.

Keith Phipps
AV Club

Operating under the principle that a moving camera is always better than a static one, and not above throwing in a terrifying evil doll, Deep Red showcases the technical bravado and loopy shock tactics that made Argento famous.

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a masterpiece for Argento.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

I don't think that Dario Argento, the director, meant to distance us from the action in this way. He's simply a director of incomparable incompetence.

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Total Film

A great introduction to Dario Argento's evolving style of horror.

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Lucius Gore

Argento never made a better movie.

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Fernando F. Croce

Beauty and horror, these are Argento's braided elements

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

I'm not comfortable with any definition of "great cinema" that doesn't include Deep Red.

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TV Guide

Another exercise in cinematic style from Argento.

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