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Indagine su un Cittadino al di Sopra di Ogni Sospetto Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    89

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Variety

    Balkan probably gives her best performance to date to create a woman tormented by instability, sexual drive and psycho demons -- disjointedly portrayed in the script.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Like all good directors who make films about their own obsessions, Petri transmits an obsessive feeling in the film itself. "Investigation of a Citizen" is stylistically disconnected, but it works because it is absolutely fascinated with the nature of the inspector.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Petri's visually flamboyant film turns into a heady mix of Marx, Freud, Wilhelm Reich, and Brecht, with a bit of Dashiell Hammett thrown into the blender.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A provocative political thriller that is as troubling today as when it came out in 1970. Maybe more so.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The New York Times Vincent Canby

    Although Mr. Petri quite consciously makes movies about ideas, he has, in his "Investigation," made a movie in which the ideas, and the man who seethes with them, have the shock and impact of the most fundamental kind of melodrama.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The New Yorker Anthony Lane

    The film may have dated as a cautionary left-wing tale, yet it has stayed fresh as a study in the minutiae of power. [1 Oct. 2012, p.85]

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