Violent City

Rating: 7/10

I have been looking for this movie for quite some time. I love Charles Bronson and I love Tele Savalas (look at that guy, serioulsy!). As per usual I know about this one from its Ennio Morricone score which evoke all sorts of seedy, urban action. I was a bit taken aback hearing the title theme being played of tranquil shots of Bronson on a Caribbean vacation. For a movie about a city which is violent, a lot of it takes place in a rural countryside. The opening set piece is an exciting car chase and it sets up the expectation that the rest will be balls-on action, but, alas, it is not. The remainder of the film is a slow build-up to the revenge climax which is brief, but very effective in the way it is shot and sounds.

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