Salvo (2014)

A hitman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house on an assignment, he discovers Rita, an innocent young blind girl who must stand by powerlessly while her brother is assassinated. What… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 22, 2014
DVD Release Date: January 6, 2015
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Stylish and inventive, Salvo parcels out the thrills that genre fans seek while anchoring its story with satisfying, slow-building tension.

Manohla Dargis
New York Times

A soulful romance, an existential action flick and something of a miracle movie - the appealing slow-burner "Salvo" hovers at the crossroads of genre.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Hits the heights in its first forty minutes ... Later developments prove disappointingly predictable.

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Mike D'Angelo
The Dissolve

In the end, it's Salvo itself that's murky and obscure.

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Sherilyn Connelly
Village Voice

Viewers looking for a shoot-em-up will be disappointed, but those hankering for an old-school Italian broodfest will find plenty to soak in.

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

With Salvo, the first-time Italian writer-directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza have created a Mafia thriller that takes a surprising turn from business into salvation and miracle.

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Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman

This inventiveness extends to the way the directors frame violence.

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Tim Campbell
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It's not the tale, but the telling of it, that distinguishes this Sicilian drama.

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Louis Proyect

Very stylish Sicilian mafia movie. One part Antonioni and one part Calvin Klein commercial.

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Peter Bradshaw

Salvo is a strange, involving, if flawed movie about the Sicilian mafia; a stylised drama with elements of the supernatural and the sentimental amid the tension.

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