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Klute Reviews

February 18, 2020
As close to a classic as anything New Hollywood produced.
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.
November 24, 2015
A movie resolutely of its moment that still surges with third-rail electricity ...
July 7, 2010
Produced handsomely in New York, but directed tediously by Alan J. Pakula, the film is a suspenser without much suspense.
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.
February 9, 2006
For once, a genuinely psychological thriller.
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
May 21, 2003
Pakula, when he is not indulging in subjective camera, strives to give his film the look of structural geometry, but despite the sharp edges and dramatic spaces and cinema presence out of Citizen Kane, it all suggests a tepid, rather tasteless mush.
April 17, 2001
Informed in part by the conventions of film noir...Klute manages to distil them all into something highly original and distinctly unsettling.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5