An English-language throwback to the type of distinctly Italian thriller that earned him the international reputation as "The Italian Hitchcock," Dario Argento's Giallo once again teams the director with producer and younger sibling Claudio Argento to tell the tale of a serial slasher with a penchant for cutting beautiful women. After discovering that her sister has been abducted by a notorious serial killer who operates under the name "Yellow," an American flight attendant enlists the aid of an Italian investigator in seeking out her missing sibling. Asia Argento, Adrien Brody, Emmanuelle Seigner, and Elsa Pataky star in this thriller, penned by screenwriters Jim Agnew and Sean Keller. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Without a doubt the poorest Argento movie. Terrible performances, weak story that we've seen a hundred thousand times in better movies, awful visual production, and some very poor casting. I can't get over how bad the usually adequate Brody was. I didn't feel any conviction from him at all. Seigner was almost worse at times, but I'll attribute a lot of that to the lack of English language roles she probably does. What a waste and a let-down from the legendary Dario.
Now, I am a big Argento fan, and have seen pretty much everything he has done. The Argento fanboys will be upset, as this is the new, improved Argento, not the Argento of Deep Red, Inferno or Suspiria. Get over it, or as one reviewer put it, go watch Suspiria for the 45th time.
Adrian Brody nails it in this film. He is as messed up as the slasher. They are two sides of the same coin. But his coolness contrasts nicely with the slashers psychotic personality. Emmanuelle Seigner is looking for her sister. I was not impressed with her performance. But, the sister, supermodel Elsa Pataky , gave a riveting performance as a victim.
Now, the slasher is really messed up. He even masturbates to photos of his work. He slashes to destroy beauty and make his victims as ugly as he is - and that is ugly.
Moderate amount of gore and blood, absolutely no nudity, and a strange ending.