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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The terror among us!
What an incredible film!
This starts off as a slow simple everyday scene in New York which after a chain of events builds into a plot involving ex-Nazi war criminals, diamond-smuggling, anti-Semitic feeling, and a fast-paced chase leading to its inevitable bloody climax!
The gripping storyline had me hooked from the outset.
Ex-Nazi Szell, played by Olivier,...
Published on 4 Mar 2004 by Mr. L. D. Glynn

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1.0 out of 5 stars Most Disappointing Version
We all know how good this movie is! It's one of the best movies of the seventies! But what is the story with the new Blu-ray release? Not one of the excellent extras that can be found on the standard DVD are present here. It is just the bare bones - not even a trailer. Shame on who ever put it out! So if you want the extras you'll have to hang on to your standard DVD...
Published 15 months ago by Old Buff Joe


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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Daddy of all Nazi hunter/CIA agent movies, 18 May 2008
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The undisputable classic out of the very good 1970s batch of political intrigue and Nazi hunter movies. The cast is superb, the actors are on top form, the screenplay is taut and exciting and the scenes are memorable. Hoffman is perfect for his role and Olivier is at his eye rolling best for this classical acting meets method acting masterclass. It spawned one of the greatest actorly quotes in cinema history from the great classical actor, and you can't fail to see a bit of professional competetion between the two stars when watching them perform against each other here. It would be a gem for this alone, but as a movie it shines out above all the others in an engrossing genre for having that little bit extra in entertainment value and cinematic flair.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars is it safe, 17 April 2012
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Of course its safe but it wasn't when I first saw this film way back in the 80's, good performances all round and took me back fortunately not back to the dentists.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly great thriller., 1 Jan 2003
This review is from: Marathon Man [1976] [DVD] (DVD)
Marathon Man (1976) is a scary nightmare thriller, best known for the suspenseful pursuit scenes and a truly repellent scene of torture.
Doc Levy (Roy Scheider), an American secret agent, who is thought to have stolen a valuable cache of diamonds, is killed by evil ex-Nazi Szell (Laurence Olivier), an ex-concentration camp dentist by profession. Szell has come to New York to retrieve the fortune in diamonds. Szell kidnaps Doc's brother, a lone, idealistic Jewish graduate student Babe Levy (Dustin Hoffman), who knows nothing about his brother's involvement.
In the most memorable torture scene, Szell uses his dental instruments for sadistic oral surgery to torture and extract information from Babe. Szell is the essence of evil and disturbingly effective during the torture, repeatedly asking Babe the question:
Is it safe?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 12 Aug 2014
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Buena historia sobre los malditos nazis, good
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ludicrous twaddle, but it keeps you interested, 4 Mar 2013
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William Goldman is supposed to be one of the great screenwriters, but this film is a bit of a mess. I rooted for 'Babe' and he held the thing together, but all that stuff set in Paris, with his brother, how did it all relate to the main plot?

Why did he go back to Marthe when it was obvious she wasn't any good. Why did he allow her to drive to the country? How come Szell was recognised twice in a New York street after being in exile 30 years?

How did they end up in a waterworks at the end? Just because Goldman needed some permeable iron stairs? There are some excellent moments. I like the conflict between the drivers at the beginning, but it's a film that definitely does not repay careful study.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dustin at his best, 13 Mar 2014
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Great move to watch, its a classic ( is it safe) Laurence Olivier is excellent also keeps you at the edge of your seat.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great film, 6 Feb 2014
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Great story and film, seen it lots of times and it's still worth watching,

Doesn't shock you anymore, as we all know what happened in world war 2!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great film, 18 Oct 2013
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Don't make them like this anymore. Dustin and Oliver just brilliant , a must for seventies film lovers, (not suitable for kids).
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic thriller, 4 Sep 2013
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This has always been 1 of my top 10 films and I've been a film buff for 20 years. A lot of the more recent movies are hyped up too much and don't live up to the hype and, this is why I return to older classic films.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marathon Man Blue Ray, 26 July 2013
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I received this item on time and I absolutely loved it. The picture was of very good quality and the movie is a classic.
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