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Donald Sutherland as John Klute
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Jane Fonda as Bree Daniels
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Roy Scheider as Frank Ligourin
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Richard Jordan as Man kissing Jane Fonda in night club
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1 hr 54 min
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1 hr 54 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MartinHafer6 / 10

I think this played better back in 1971

In the late 1960s and into the 70s, a lot of Hollywood films tried very hard to upend the old notions of movies. Instead of the nice old Production Code, the late 60s brought in all sorts of deliberately unsavory things--things meant to challenge traditional morality. Think about it...films like "Bonnie & Clyde" and "The Wild Bunch" brought violence to a whole new level. Additionally, films like "Sex and the Single Girl", "Midnight Cowboy" and this movie, "Klute" brought sex out of the closet and right into the audience's faces. Because of this, back in 1971 this film really had a big impact and brought Jane Fonda an Oscar for playing a prostitute. But is it good? I would say yes...but certainly not great. While Fonda's performance is very good, the story itself seems almost like an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit". It was novel then but today it doesn't seem quite to groundbreaking. Overall, I'd score this one an 8 back in '71 and a 6 today.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca6 / 10

Engrossing slow-burner

A pretty good paranoia piece from the early 1970s. I think Pakula would go on to do better work but this is still worth a look thanks to the close attention to characterisation, the psychological depth, and the eerie and ominous atmosphere which makes you feel like you're watching HALLOWEEN at times. Sutherland and Fonda are both excellent in the lead roles, although the title is slightly problematic given that Sutherland's role is far more extraneous than Fonda's. A real slow-burner, but engrossing with it.

Reviewed by Nazi_Fighter_David8 / 10

A fascinating study leading into the strange world of a complex call-girl

"Klute" was a mixture of lone cop and private eye: a police officer who was hired privately to investigate somebody's disappearance… The trail led him deep into the world of New York call-girls, pimps and drug addicts… It was all shown, the vice, the degradation, but with intelligent compassion and honest humanity instead of the leer that so often sits on the face of the Seventies…

Although barely more talkative than "Dirty Harry," "Klute" emerged as a whole human being rather than as a robot programmed to shoot and hit…And as a high class hooker Bree Daniel, Jane Fonda achieved a characterization that has never been surpassed in all the abundant literature of tarts with hearts…

"Klute" was a modern, as honest and unflinching as any fanatic for realism could ask; yet it was never curious about sexuality, never needlessly violent, never brutal… And for complete, entertaining suspense, it was up there with the great ones: an enormous tribute to the producer-director Alan J. Pakula

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