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Klute Reviews

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May 11, 2020
Style, grit, and a narrative that pits focus on the unforgiving landscape of New York City.
April 9, 2020
There is a timelessness to the freaky-ness and sadness of the human condition in this film, and Fonda is nothing short of sensational in her tense portrayal of a transitioning soul. An essential watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 18, 2020
As close to a classic as anything New Hollywood produced.
February 11, 2020
Persuasive script by Andy and Dave Lewis; elegantly muted Technicolor; high in its class.
February 11, 2020
What lifts it above its B-picture origins (and the pastiche is certainly conscious) is the style -- crisp, elliptical, only moderately arty -- of Alan J. Pakula's direction.
February 11, 2020
This is done with remarkably little dialogue but with a tremendous sense of tension and atmosphere.
January 8, 2020
But Klute feels vibrantly alive in a way that betrays its subdued chilliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 25, 2019
While the plot mechanics work along the well-worn gears of any number of mystery-thrillers, the film catches and holds us because Bree is such a fascinating, enigmatic character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 26, 2019
Klute is a cool film about a cool customer, but it's all a fašade... [I]t's more of a character study in thriller garb, and Bree's cool affect is mostly a well-honed act.
July 27, 2019
There was no shortage of superb performances by lead actresses in the 1970s -- Diane Keaton in Annie Hall and Sally Field in Norma Rae are two that immediately come to mind -- but Jane Fonda's turn in Klute was not only great but also groundbreaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 24, 2015
A movie resolutely of its moment that still surges with third-rail electricity ...
January 3, 2011
Playing a complex, sharpy written part, Jane Fonda won the Best Actress Oscar for her strongest dramatic performance in Alan Pakula's well mounted drmataic thriller
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 7, 2010
Produced handsomely in New York, but directed tediously by Alan J. Pakula, the film is a suspenser without much suspense.
September 15, 2009
One of the most important and influential movies of the early 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
August 30, 2009
[Fonda] makes all the right choices, from the mechanics of her walk and her voice inflection to the penetration of the girl's raging psyche. It is a rare performance.
August 30, 2009
Sutherland is either an excellent sounding board for this nuanced portrait or he's a big zero, probably both. Fonda, however, transcends her limitations, making the most of her often forced quality as an actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2009
Fonda is simply a revelation, beautiful, sassy and streetwise, and yet hauntingly vulnerable. She deserved her Oscar in a role she has never bettered.
February 9, 2006
For once, a genuinely psychological thriller.
April 22, 2005
Fonda won an Oscar. Roy Scheider is her nasty pimp!
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
With Fonda and Sutherland, you have actors who understand and sympathize with their characters, and you have a vehicle worthy of that sort of intelligence. So the fact that the thriller stuff doesn't always work isn't so important.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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