[quote=“Chris_Casey, post:24, topic:566”]I wish you could, too----as I think this film is Sollima’s absolute best (yes, I think it is even better than THE BIG GUNDOWN). If unbelievability was such a great factor in the forming of your opinion on FACE TO FACE—then, RUN MAN RUN should really be the one you hate. For me, RUN MAN RUN is utterly ridiculous and largely a waste of celluloid (apart from the presence of Chelo Alonso, of course).
But, this is all a matter of opinion, of course–and I don’t begrudge you yours, amigo.
After all, I am the guy that doesn’t care too much for THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY!
Sorry, fellers. I can see why this movie would be a favorite of many and I am not trying to persuade anyone that it should not be. Chris, it’s not exactly the believablity that I take issue with. I recognize that you are right about your evaluation of Run, Man, Run. Actually, Chelo Alonso is EXACTLY why I love Run, Man, Run ! But it is a silly and confused and nonsensical movie. But the difference to me between Run, Man, Run and Face To Face is that FTF goes way out of its way to EXPLICITLY state some philosphical points. It just seems to me that from the very first moments of the film the viewer is told, literally told, that here is something you should think about. Fair enough, but if I have to engage the rational part of my brain (not usually necessary when watching a Spaghetti), I have a hard time switching it off at implausible moments or plot points. That’s my only real beef.
But the movie still works on other levels, as shown by its many loyal fans.