Logofb

Trailers...

  • Billions
  • Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival
  • Handmaid's Tale (The)
  • Horse-Being
  • Mermaids
  • Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of Jose Sarria
  • Strut
  • When the Day Had No Name
  • I Love You Both
  • Freak Show
  • Landline
  • Power Rangers
  • Gloria and Grace
  • Cold Breath
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Atomic Blonde
  • Dina
  • Small Town Killers
  • Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall
  • Before I Fall
  • A Woman, A Part
  • #BKKY
  • Miss Bulalacao
  • Weekends
  • Tchindas
  • Jason and Shirley
  • Cat Skin
  • Prom King, 2010
  • Varichina - The True Story of the Fake Life of Lorenzo de Santis
  • Like Foam
  • Before Homosexuals
  • Lead with Love
  • Dear White People
  • American Gods
  • Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives
  • Boys in the Trees
  • Denial
  • Deep Water
  • Ned's Project
  • Beach House (The)

Day of the Jackal (The)

UK, English, 143 mins

  • Director: Fred Zinnemann
  • Writer: Frederick Forsyth; Kenneth Ross
  • Producer: Julien Derode; David Deutsch

CGiii Comment

In his illustrious career, Zinnemann won 4 Oscars. He certainly knows how to tell a story.............and, in this case, he tells it very slowly indeed.

20 minutes could have been easily cut without making a dent. As a film with an ending that everyone knows before they have even pressed play...it had better be a gripping tale..............and, sadly, it's not.

The gay bit comes near the end in a Turkish bath, no less.....you can guess the rest.

Dated and dull.

Cast & Characters

Edward Fox as The Jackal;
Terence Alexander as Lloyd;
Michel Auclair as Colonel Rolland;
Alan Badel as The Minister;
Tony Britton as Inspector Thomas;
Denis Carey as Casson;
Adrien Cayla-Legrand as The President;
Cyril Cusack as The Gunsmith;
Maurice Denham as General Colbert;
Vernon Dobtcheff as The Interrogator;
Jacques Francois as Pascal;
Olga Georges-Picot as Denise;
Raymond Gerome as Flavigny;
Barrie Ingham as St. Clair;
Derek Jacobi as Caron

Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment. Optional login below.