James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg star in a crime meller, laced with needless, boring sadism and dull, turnings-off sex angles.
James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg star in a crime meller, laced with needless, boring sadism and dull, turnings-off sex angles.Fox is a hood who finally gets the heat put on him; he hides in a house owned by Jagger, entrenched in freaky atmosphere with Pallenberg and Michele Breton. Fox finally is found out, there’s a phony sadness to the climax, and it all runs out after a too-long 102 minutes. Randy Newman conducted the Jack Nitzsche music, overall a good sound. Co-director Nicolas Roeg’s lensing is tricky, the characters gamey, the dialog dull, performances flat, impact none.
Goodtimes/Warner. Director Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg; Producer Sandy Lieberson; Screenplay Donald Cammell; Camera Nicolas Roeg; Editor Antony Gibbs, Brian Smedley-Aston; Music Jack Nitzsche; Art Director John Clark
(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1971. Running time: 102 MIN.
James Fox Mick Jagger Anita Pallenberg Michele Breton Ann Sidney John Bindon