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4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars... excellent 1970s Italian crime drama, November 23, 2011
This review is from: Angel of Evil (DVD)
I was browsing my local library's section of foreign movies the other day and noticed this movie. Didn't really know much, ok, anything about it, but picked it up, and boy, am I glad I did...

"Angel of Evil" (originally released in 2010 as "Vallanzasca - Gli angeli del male"; 125 min.) brings the story of Renato Vallanzasca, a notorious bank and other heist robber in Italy in the 1970s. The early part of the movie brings the "trophy" moments of Renato and his co-horts, as they rob and thieve their way through Northern Italy, but the movie really delivers in the last 45 min. or so (when Renato is serving a long prison sentence), and things go from there (I don't want to spoil more of the plot, you'll just have to see it for yourself how it all plays out). Besides the plot itself, the movie showcases a time capsule of Italy in the 1970s, I couldn't stop marveling at the Alfa Romeos and Fiats that appear so prominently in the movie.

I really enjoyed this movie from start to finish, and am glad it found a DVD release in the US. Beware, the movie is not for the faint of heart, as there are a lot of violent scenes. But if you can get beyond that, this plays out beautifully. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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