Fresh off the unfortunate FRENCH CONNECTION II, John Frankenhiemer returned to form with BLACK SUNDAY, a tightly plotted and intense thriller that now feels all too possible. Frankenheimer never really warmed to the film and particularly disliked the ending, feeling embarrassed by the effects. I respectfully disagree with the late director. The hyper-editing and action distract from anything that might seem phony. This isn’t the masterpiece that it’s often hailed as, but it isn’t far from it either, thanks to another flawless Robert Shaw performance. Dig it, Bastards.
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