Film #315: A MAN CALLED MAGNUM aka NAPOLI SI RIBELLA
A Man Called Magnum aka Napoli si Ribella
2.5 out of 5 stars
A fairly by-the-numbers Poliziotteschi directed by Michele Massimo Tarantini (MASSACRE IN DINOSAUR VALLEY) and starring Luc Merenda (TORSO) who looks sorta like a young, short-haired David Lee Roth. The plot has something to do with some drugs that get stolen and some warring gangs, but it’s all kind of hard to keep straight. Gratuitous Fiat car chases later, we get some shoot-outs, some assassinations, and a few drug overdoses later, the plot winds up with little fanfare. Not anything close to what the sub-genre has to offer, but it’s not the worst of these I’ve seen. In the end, the film is perfectly serviceable, but not exactly a watermark either. Worthwhile viewing if you understand there are better Poliziotteschis out there.