The 10th Victim (1965) - Action, Sci-Fi

Hohum Score

28

Watchable

Some people like violence so much, that they decide to create a club in which human hunts are organized - members being alternately hunters, and prey, until they end up dead.

IMDB: 6.7
Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress
Length: 92 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 7 out of 39 found boring (17.94%)

One-line Reviews (21)

It was almost thirty years before I actually saw it, and I found it to be, in spite of all those reviewers who think it is brilliant, one of the worst and most boring movies ever made.

It's a fun, exciting comedy, drama, and farce rolled into one...

Coming at the tail-end of one of the most provocative eras of film, European new wave, and featuring Italian cinema's premiere leading man of the time, Mr. Mastroianni, The 10th Victim exciting movie, given its year of release.

I still feel that the movie now instead has some missed opportunities in it and definitely the middle of the movie is being kind of stretched out, slow and not all that interesting.

Boring, boring, BORING!

But, unfortunately, despite good ideas, the film is impossibly talky and dull.

Set in a not-so-distant future, a hodge podge of pseudo-futuristic art installments, snazzy backgrounds and a general air of camp-kitsch than a fully realized world, more A CLOCKWORK ORANGE than BLADE RUNNER in that sense, and involving a peculiar game called The Big Hunt where people are assigned to murder complete strangers and become in turns hunters and victims, an idea that seems to have resurfaced in another form in Robert Altman's QUINTET a decade later, The Tenth Victim is at once a biting critique of capitalism and all assorted paraphernalia and a thoroughly enjoyable absurdist comedy.

Design from the future all over the place, the usual garish yet drab colours, improbable main theme, trendy symbolism : who cares about everybody shooting at each other, the important things here are that Ms Andress has to look her best, that Marcello has to be the perfect Italian taciturn macho stereotype ("Telling the truth?

Marcello models himself through Stan Lee's classic comic hero Phantom and wears big dark glasses, which also cover some of his frustration and boredom.

Wild and unpredictable, stylish and fun, it's a cool ride you won't soon forget.

Funny and Entertaining .

An immensely charming and enjoyable romp.

The love scenes were pretty exciting for me.

This satirical sci-fi film is worth watching just to see the lead actors.

Marcello Mastrioni is hilarious as the bored, easygoing contestant who seems to be waltzing through without a scratch, and Ursula Andress is wonderful as the cold-blooded siren.

I really liked the interactions between Andress (who looks absolutely stunning in this film) and Mastroianni.

Actually, all this sound pretty cool--like an exciting sort of film.

I dozed off I was so bored!

If you turn on the fine English language subtitles AND the unusually well done English language DUBBED soundtrack on the DVD, it's fascinating to note that they don't match!

From the novel by Robert Sheckley (still a great read, too), the "shocking" hunt takes a swipe at the media circus and boredom of excess, while visually reveling in it.

The concept, that a group of over-bored members of a somewhat Utopian society spend their time hunting and being the hunted in the then-futuristic 1990's, works well, while the Italian backdrop is, as usual, a treat.