Friday, December 17, 2010

Marathon Man (1976)

Laurence Olivier is brilliant in this movie as an undercover Nazi in America to retrieve his stash of diamonds. I will never ever be able to have a German dentist because of this movie. "Is it safe?" has to be one of the creepiest lines ever used in a movie and Dustin Hoffman is very convincing as a panicked and terrorized college student in way over his head. All the international intrigue adds a nice touch to this movie as well.

The movie does start off a bit slow but make sure you stick with it. Over time the film slowly builds to a fever pitch and you end up on the edge of your seat. Add this one to your queue, it's got brilliant acting, an interesting plot and just enough suspense to keep you guessing. And really, can you think of a scarier villain than a Nazi dentist?

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This movie will stop streaming on 1/1/2011.

The Standard 5:

Why is it in your queue? People have told me it was a good movie, they were right.

Is it artsy? No.

Best thing about the movie? Is it safe?

What mood should I be in to watch this movie? A suspenseful one.

What rating did you give it on Netflix? 4 Stars. 

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