Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Charlie Varrick

Previous movie reviews here have set the bar pretty high, so a movie has to be pretty special to get a mention. Walter Matthau as the star is always a good first step.
1973 was the year when they cast Matthau as a crop duster turned bank robber. After a heist in which he steals the Mob's money, he has to face off with hitman Jo Don Baker. If you liked the dude in No Country for Old Men, you will love JDB's character.
As if all this wasn't enough, when was the last time you saw a car vs biplane chase?
Directed by the same guy that did Dirty Harry so it has a similar vibe and some of the same actors.

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