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3.0 out of 5 stars Ludicrous twaddle, but it keeps you interested, 4 Mar 2013
This review is from: Marathon Man [1976] [DVD] (DVD)
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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