Film #91: SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A MINOR
Suspicious Death Of A Minor
2.5 out of 5 stars
A real mixed bag, this one. Directed by the great Sergio Martino (TORSO, MOUNTAIN OF THE CANNIBAL GOD), this crime mystery/thriller has a lot of giallo overtones (for example, the music by Luciano Michelini - ISLAND OF THE FISHMEN, - sounds in places more like Goblin than Goblin does. Regrettably, there is a comedic element to the film that effectively drains any tension or mystery out of the proceedings. The acting is pure mid-70s Italian cinema but the direction & pacing are wildly uneven. Martino completists will want to add this to their list of titles. 70s Italian crime thriller fans may reserve this for when there is literally NOTHING else to watch. Everyone else… there are better films of both out there.