Man of Violence Film Details
Overview: A mercenary joins forces with 2 crooked cops in an attempt to steal a fortune in gold bullion from a corrupt Arab country.
Review: Man of Violence (1971) ** (out of 4) With the need for some stolen gold, Moon (Michael Latimer) gets involved with gangsters and some crooked cops as he tries to play both sides against each other. Pretty soon all three sides are battling as the end result they all want are the riches. Pete Walker’s MAN OF VIOLENCE also goes by the title MOON and its available in a couple different versions but this review is for the longest cut of the film, which is the 109-minute version. What you’ve got here is a crime drama that wants to be like a James Bond film with elements of YOJIMBO thrown in for good measure. The film certainly isn’t what I’d call a good one, although Walker does do more with the budget than you would expect. I’d say the best thing this film has going for it is the cinematography, which was actually very good. The film certainly looks a lot better than it actually is and the director also managed to give the film a very professional look. It certainly seems like you’re looking at a high budget than they actually had to work with. There are also a number of beautiful ladies on hand including Luan Peters from TWINS OF EVIL fame. The ladies and their nudity certainly make the film a tad bit more sleazy than your Bond pictures. As far as the film’s flaws, well, there are quite a few of them. The biggest is the fact that the story itself just gets overly complicated and there is so much dialogue that it doesn’t take long for you to grow tired of the situation as well as the characters. I’d also argue that the lead is rather bland and just doesn’t add enough energy to the movie. The film really struggles to keep you entertained throughout the expanded running time.
Country: United Kingdom
Duration: 107 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Also known as: The Sex Racketeers,Männer der Gewalt,Moon,Man of Violence,Väkivallan mies