A reasonable attempt but its clear Argento is rushing these films out and he's losing his magic touch and this is no deep red or sleepless. Acting is decent but the director is trying TOO hard to update his work and the end result suffers plus considering how gory Mother of tears was he really holds back on this one despite a few good set pieces. Good but not great.
Terrible acting, even though I'm usually a fan of Adrien Brody. I usual persevere once starting a movie but suffered through the first half hour before giving it the flick.
You won't get your 1.5 hours back after this.
At the end of Giallo, I couldn't decide who I felt the most sorry for. Was it Argento for being so far past his prime, Adrien Brody (who probably spent several days curled up in the foetal position, sobbing and clutching his Oscar statuette after seeing the first screening of this) or myself for actually having bothered to watch the whole thing? Woeful.
Given Mathew Brody's involvement, the location, and the beautiful Elsa Pataky, I was eager to see this. But I was sorely disappointed. Bad acting, bad plot. Low budget or not, it could have been much better.
Should disclose I am a huge Dario Argento fan and have had to wait years since seeing everything else in the collection. This is nowhere near as good as Tenebre, Suspiria, or Phenomena, and nowhere near as bad as these reviews suggest. As for the acting Stephen King says it's the story not he who tells it.
Unfortunate;y the appearance of Adrian Brody did not help this film in any way, We suffered through the first 45 minutes and couldn't bear any more. The story is very disjointed and the acting from Adrian's costar is atrocious.
One of the worst movies i have seen in a long time. Awful acting, terrible plot, a complete waste of time. The characters are so underdeveloped and unbeliveable that it is impossible to be affected by the story. Avoid at all costs!
A typical Dario Argento film, with lots of bright red blood, artistic scenery shots and a soundtrack which could be in a romance movie. Unfortunately, the story just falls flat and it isn't very interesting or engaging. Possibly die-hard Argento fans might like it.