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Enter Simone Signoret, a tarot reader and pseudo-psychic who sells cosmetics, who engrains herself into the couple's lifestyle, and soon moves in and adds newfound mystery to an already ambiguous household. Soon enough, there is an unspoken "Let the games begin" aura of cat and mouse as mystery, mayhem, murder and madness become the houses' New Order. Bewitching in its execution, it's entertaining right 'till the end credits roll.
Simone Signoret steals the show, Katherine Ross is fine as the frazzled housewife but, surprisingly, James Caan is the film's weak link as far as the acting goes - he's no more than adequate, and his role could have been portrayed by almost anyone else with the same conviction. True, it's an early role for him, but none of the fire of his 70's creations are displayed here. No matter, the film is still extremely entertaining as a 60's timepiece of murder mystery, and very much a by-product of 1967 sensibilities, which worked wonders for me. Oh sure, if you think hard while watching you can deduce what the probable outcome will be, but if you're content to sit back and let the amusement unfold, you're in for a treat. Enjoy the 'Games'.
Final score: Movie 5 stars, DVD 3 stars.
A favorite since 1969, this movie has been hard to find for years. Katharine Ross is a pleasure to watch, and James Caan is interesting, knowing what a performance he is capable of as Sonny Corleone just three years later. Simone Signoret, always a star, gives a mystique to the film. More substance in this than many "thrillers" made today.
And the twists and turns of the story represent black humor that's not really funny. Christine C
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I'm quite surprised at the number of Five Stars reviews. My feeling is that, if you haven't figured out the "double whammy ending" by the end of the first 15 minutes,... Read morePublished 14 months ago by CHASE
Hadn't seen this since it first came out. It's still as riveting today as it was then.Published 16 months ago by Dan Celani
This is a fun movie with stunning cinematography by William Fraker.
The transfer is horrible. I felt like I was watching it on the late show back in the day with rabbit ears... Read more
My sister and I used to watch this movie in the late 60's. It was so scary to us then (we were 10 & 12). I bought this to give to her for Christmas. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Pat Smith
I love this older suspense movie. There is a twist around every corner! I'm glad it's on DVD.Published 18 months ago by stcroix