Kriminal (1966)

3.5 out of 5

Kriminal is a comic adaptation in the same vein as Danger: Diabolik, albeit on a smaller scale. Glenn Saxson plays the titular anti-hero and master thief who wears a skeleton costume and manages to dodge the authorities with every chance that he gets following an escape from prison. The film features some well-written snappy dialogue, a decent performance by Saxson, and enough developments and action to keep the film moving along quite nicely. Kriminal does get a bit confusing in spots because of its fast pace, but it's a minor setback in an otherwise solid film. Umberto Lenzi directs, and Helga Line co-stars.

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