Top positive review
Slick, Classy and Gripping: The Day of the Jackal
22 September 2016
This movie is an adaptation of Fredrick Forsyth's novel of the same name. The plot involves French radicals hiring an unnamed foreign assassin, to eliminate president De Gaulle. Edward Fox plays the role of the assassin, known only as The Jackal. The film, about two and a half hours long, is a gripping, edge of the seat thriller, without any of Hollywood's typical stale action sequences or predictable outcomes. The direction is nothing short of class, with subtle yet discrete and powerful music and wonderful photography. The actors have excelled in their roles, playing them to perfection, giving a very natural feel to the whole movie. The only disappointment was that the audio was in mono. The movie is thoroughly enjoyable, but is not recommended for those seeking cheap thrills. All Five stars for this classy piece of work!