La Scorta
La Scorta (1994)

Thriller about a new prosecuting magistrate in Sicily, who replaces his assassinated predecessor only to find himself the new target of corrupt killers within the government. Score by Ennio Morricone.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 8, 1994
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2006
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Exciting as La Scorta might be, it is at heart a conventional thriller that breaks no new genre ground.

Emanuel Levy

Though not particularly deep or original, La Scorta displays intimate scale, taut narrative, and recognizably human characters; considering that it deals with crime, there's little violence on screen.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

La Scorta suffers from an anemic plot pulse.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Depicts of bodyguards as modern day ascetics

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Ultimately, La Scorta is a tight, competent but rather inconsequential thriller. It's diverting, but thin.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

La Scorta reduces Italian politics to a human and easily grasped level.

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Somehow Tognazzi has dully rendered what should be riveting material about political and mafioso machinations in Sicilia. This film plays like a mediocre… More