Suspects, The / La polizia indaga: siamo tutti sospettati (1974)

2.5 out of 5

The discovery of a body, that of a young American played by Mimsy Farmer, is the cue for the retelling of her final days in flashback as revealed by the murder suspects in this verbose procedural.

While all the expected elements including a gendarme search party, wall charts galore, some lab work and even the obligatory police frogmen may amuse fans of the procedure heavy the whole affair is largely a little too pedestrian for it's own good and unlikely to compel repeat viewing beyond initial curiosity satisfaction.

Giallo lovers may get something from some of the twists and turns as the evidence is presented but fans of political thriller on the other hand are likely to be disappointed as, when an opportunity for such intrigue is hinted at, the idea is not really explored in anything more than in a superficial way.

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