johnny cool review
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The most annoying thing about this movie has got to be the cameos by Peter Lawford's pack of hacks. Silva, as Johnny Cool, is a brutally efficient killing machine and spreads mass terror in the New York, L.A. and Las Vegas mob circles. Nada apparently.

But whatever the reason, it's no wonder the flick has faded into rank obscurity; and that's despite the peripheral presence of so many familiar names and faces ( Backus, Lawrence, Cook, et al.) There's murder and mayhem to spare in this wild ride through the underworld of the early 1960s. ***SPOILERS*** Extremely violent mobster movie staring in one of his few, if not only, leading roles the zombie like and ice water for blood Henry Silva as Sicilian gangster Johnn Cool. Perfect! Highly recommended.

Forgot your password? Have you been itching to see a movie featuring Telly Savalas with vestigal hair, Sammy Davis Jr. with two eyes *and* an eye patch, along with Elizabeth Montgomery throwing down a torrid role that doesn't involve wrinkling her nose and casting suburban spells? Actually really enjoyable, nothing great about it but fun sociopath mafia terminator, just murking dudes in a handful of creative ways. The films highly ambitious plot belies its obviously limited budget and spans the globe from Sicily, Rome, New York, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas. Big name stars and great acting throughout from everybody can't save this tedious jumble. Whether their unusual relationship can be considered a love affair in any normal sense ,is open to interpretation. "They call me....[struggles to put on novelty 3D glasses]....Johnny Cool.". © Letterboxd Limited. FAQ WOW!

The beggining of this film is a little awkward & slow but give it 15 minutes and it picks up quickly. And your ears will be bleeding with pain after listening to Sammy's godawful bleating on the theme song. Henry Silva is powerful and Elizabeth Montgomery is as sexy as the times would allow.It has some funny moments including Joey Bishop as a very verbal used car salesman. Henry Silva is so damn cool, and only knowing Elizabeth Montgomery from Bewitched, her performance was a pretty great surprise. This is classic Henry Silva when he was young and a potentially hot hollywood item running with the 'Rat Pack' and a pre-Bewitched Elizabeth Montgomery. If a Lana Del Ray song was a movie this would be it. This is a great and beautiful gangster film that I have heard anything about going into it and glad I didn’t. Montgomery is convincing in an impossible role and appealing in a way that makes you sad her career reached its apogee in the dreary wasteland of TV sitcom. This movie has really complicated my feelings about Elizabeth Montgomery. Its starts with a great building foundation from the old country and then gets right into the gangster style it very well succeeds at.

He and his old friend Antoine are enjoying the late summer sun on the terrace of cafe Dupont in Paris. The last vestiges of Telly Savalas' hair clinging desperately to the back of his head as he screams at an out-of-his-acting-ability-league Henry Silva forever. The bad guys are complex and heroic deeds few and far between.

It all starts in Sicily, with a little boy who is witness of his mother being shot by Germans. Offbeat, Violent, and incredibly Intense Gangster Movie Cobbled together by Rat Packers and a host of Character Actors. However, when you consider that Vitoria De Sica, who had once been considered the Cary Grant of Italian films, you may realize, that some of these people who we looked at as entertainers, may have also had ambitions to create art. I'm hoping there won't be a "next time", but I'm sure there will be, and whether I'm needing another "band-aid" or ready to get a new system installed, I'll be calling you.

Has an incredibly long set-up that ends up not mattering much by the end.

Nice little mob movie. More details at This Lively, but Depressing and sometimes Gruesome Mob Movie is Fascinating and Frightening at times.

Sort of a rat pack movie without Frank & Dean but with Sammy and Joey this movie exudes cool- it ain’t Point Blank but it doesn’t try to be. Is this the first American Cosa Nostra film?


Useful . Silva himself gives yet another amazing performance moving like a robot with his dead-eye stare and awkward smile adding to that appearance. "Johnny Cool", your magnet is now on my fridge and Steve's card is in my Rolodex. Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox!

It's a small, black and white thriller, about two or three days in the life of a ruthless contract killer, sent from Italy to America to seek revenge,and demand tribute on behalf of a deported Mafioso.

The very end of the movie is mostly off screen and explained by Sammy Davis Jr. in a song. All the films from my exploitation lists, bundled into one mega-super-list-to-rule-them-all! And actually once it gets going, you can see in "Johnny Cool" a surprising sense of nihilism and some pretty violent executions as Johnny Cool carries out a string of hits for a mob boss with each kill it's own set piece. And there's a unique romance between Cool and Elizabeth Montgomery that scratches some interesting surfaces without getting too deeply into what lies beneath. | Realistically you probably couldn't expect more from the director William Asher, who previously oversaw the Beach Party movies. And the ending's a killer (pun intended).

Check it out. Fight Professor 1,052 films 2,504 12 Edit, The film noir genre generally refers to mystery and crime dramas produced from the early 1940s to the late 1950s.…, Jayce Fryman 18,690 films 2,925 99 Edit, This list collects every film from the Starting List that became They Shoot Pictures Don't They's 1000 Greatest Films. Johnny Cool is art. Johnny Cool is a bloodbath that never seems to stop. | Metacritic Reviews. Each time she appears the film slows down to a drag. In fact, there's a ton of potential suspense in the idea of a hit-man taking out some big time gangsters, one-by-one. In my little book, the movie's best part are the legion of location shots of NYC, LA, and Las Vegas that lend an involving eye.

and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. Johnny Colini: In your hills you have been a glorious success, we’ll now see what you do with a mountain, America. It becomes necessary. There's an odd moment when Silva meets Sammy Davis Jr. at a crap game and Davis gives him a weird little grin.

[Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, and Mort Sahl] have been dragged in as a desperate attempt to camouflage a low budget melodrama that would otherwise be remarkable only for its dogged avoidance of anything unusual.

Greatly enjoyed this fantastic film from 1963 with plenty of cameos of Marc Lawrence, Elisha Cook Jr.,("I Wake Up Screaming"), Telly Savalas,"Kojak", Joey Bishop (Comedian) and Jim Backus, (Mr. Magoo), I finally got to watch Johnny Cool for the first time today and i was so surprised how great this movie is, i can honestly say its way way ahead of its time and had me glued for the entire 101 minutes.

and then poor William Asher has to write in scenes which derail the plot (not necessarily a bad thing in this movie). Pure 1963 gangster drama. I saw this movie accidentally a number of years ago channel surfing. Mobile site. At the same time, director Asher fails to draw us in, passively filming the happenings instead. Many, many cameos by Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, Jim Backus, Mort Sahl. But he can't touch Mort Sahl's cameo for cringeworthiness. You prove you can be the son of Colini and in a few years when I have gone, you will inherit my kingdom.

that it was produced by Peter Lawford, and directed by a William Asher, whose Beach Party movies seemed to celebrate American life as this film condemns it. This is an entrancing film in which you get lost and don't even think. A fast moving gangster film with a rare staring role for character actor Henry Silva. Pretty superficial, but entertaining, mafia-revenge-flick. Instead, events merely happen haphazardly, and at an audience distance. killing off various mobsters without caring about collateral damage. Our Johnny Cool review investigated online customer ratings for this Darwin-based installation company, featuring testimonials and reviews on sites such as Facebook and Google. Johnny Cool moves along at a bloody and violent pace. 1963 Joseph Landon's script has more holes in it than a Swiss cheese but he stuffs most of them with action and director William Asher cuts the action in thick slices. Henry Silva has the right look, but his performance is too flat. And that almost-lisp he has at times is extremely annoying. William Asher proved he could direct drama as well as comedy (His forte'). So in the beginning, while the film wants ya…. Johnny is a man on a mission who's job it is to repay those who put his mentor the real Johnny Cool Johnny Colini, Marc Lawrence, out of business by having him deported, with the help of the US Justice Department, back to his native Italy. and the Terms and Policies, I felt the second half of this got over plotted and I stopped caring.

Silva is awful. Johnny Muddled might be a more apt title. It should be on DVD. Treachery forced one of the most powerful mafia bosses in America to retreat to Sicily and now he wants to use Salvatore to revenge…, Deported gangster enlists Italian monster to travel to the USA and take revenge on his enemies. This film is filled with these little oddments. IMDb No wonder she became a star! Justin Hullinger 3,163 films 796 32 Edit, UPDATE 7/8/2018: It's been a while since I checked on this list, and I'm happy to see that a lot…, I recently acquired copies of both Michael Weldon's Psychotronic Encyclopedia and Psychotronic Video Guide and this list is all films…, Kevin Royal Johnson 1,922 films 157 2 Edit. The dialog was cheesy and terrible.

Exile gangster Johnny Colini grooms him, fakes his death, brings him to America, tasked with killing Colini's enemies, and told that he's the heir apparent. It was a very dark movie considering what I knew Elizabeth for (Bewitched!). I highly recommend this movie. This is one that I'd love to see Scorsese remake, although it's hard to imagine anyone topping Silva's cold, ruthless performance. Perhaps this movie is not as realistic or well known as "The Godfather" saga, but I consider it as the most cruel, fierce and interesting film made about the mafia. This…. The movie is full of Rat Pack-ers and their hangers-on, like Silva. Silva is in his element here, playing a gangster sent to avenge the deportation of a mob boss who can't get back in the country to settle the score himself. Johnny Cool moves along at a bloody and violent pace. Your basic "one man against the mob" flick, elevated considerably by a robotically charismatic Henry Silva, an insanely appealing Elizabeth Montgomery and unexpected depths of nastiness.


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