Charley Varrick

Film, Thrillers
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Marvellous, toughly eccentric thriller which confirmed that Siegel had more responses to '70s paranoia than a mere Magnum blast, and decisively removed Matthau from the wasteland of Neil Simon wit. Varrick, 'the last of the independents', unwittingly hits a Mafia payroll; staying alive means outwitting Molly (Baker), the Mafia's freak-killer hitman. The defensive odyssey is through sunlit noir territory, populated exclusively with cherishably individuated oddballs. Clever, but never cold.

By: PT

Release details

Duration: 111 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Don Siegel
Screenwriter: Howard Rodman, Dean Riesner
Cast: Walter Matthau
Joe Don Baker
Felicia Farr
Andrew Robinson
John Vernon
Sheree North
Benson Fong
Norman Fell

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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