Klute

Klute

Streaming Video - 1971
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Jane Fonda stars as a tough call girl--the role for which she won her first Academy Award--in this suspenseful and gritty mystery. When small town police detective John Klute (Donald Sutherland) comes to New York to investigate the disappearance of his best friend, his only lead is a letter to prostitute Bree Daniels (Fonda). As these two very different people discover a romantic attraction to each other, Klute realizes Daniels is the murderer's real target.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Bros. : Made available through hoopla, 1971.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 114 min.)) : sd., col.

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swyckl
Aug 11, 2017

I liked this movie. It is too violent and sexual for children. It moves a quick pace. It keeps your interest.

stepnorth Mar 20, 2016

Suspenseful story, gritty background and a great performance by Jane Fonda. A classic detective film.

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voisjoe1_0
Dec 15, 2015

This is a near perfect detective/suspense film, only the second film directed by Alan Pakula who would go on to direct The Parallax View, All the President’s Men and Sophie’s Choice. The film utilizes the fact that we get to listen to Bree’s (Jane Fonda) sessions with her psychiatrist to explain the motivations in Bree’s chosen profession. This technique would later be used in the Sopranos to help explore the emotions surrounding Tony Soprano. Fonda won an Oscar for best actress as she portrays the gamut of emotions of domination to vulnerability, and the gamut from complete (or feigned ) confidence to complete fear.

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JackPurcell
Oct 21, 2015

Roy Scheider before Jaws,
Donald Sutherland before what? Hogans Heroes and his other big roles, and Jane Fonda before she became Hanoi Jane. Back when the world was young. A fun movie.

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garycornell
Jan 16, 2015

Jane Fonda received an Oscar for her performance in "Klute". Donald Sutherland has one of his best film performances as well. I was on the edge of my seat the entire movie. There is really suspenseful moments in "Klute". If you want an Academy Award winning Jane Fonda movie, then this is going to be a great film for you!

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plotte
May 30, 2012

An ok movie that suffers from needlessly long shots where by today's standards not much happens. I was constantly hitting FFWRD. The sound editors didn't quite understand how to use room tone properly back then. But fun to watch a young Fonda and Sutherland. These are actors that knew how to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Considering the times, interesting sound track.

GOGETA1946 Nov 21, 2011

easy to see why fonda got the oscar. sutherland gives a great and sometimes touching performance as the detective who doggedly pursues clues to the disappearance of his friend.

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sahag
Jul 05, 2010

A classic low keyed thriller.

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Michael
Jan 12, 2009

Ouch Joe!

It's not too often that I take umbrage with OPL's most prolific movie critic - because one can just tell that besides being very passionate about the flics he reviews for us all - our colleague Joseph knows what he's talking about when it comes to movies.

Unfortunately, I can't agree with him on this film - and Klute is a film - a rare film - not just a movie... and certainly never just a flic.

I'll expand on my comments later, after I've had a chance to unwind... I'm just coming in... but I just had to say now, unequivocally, that there is a different opinion pending on Klute - a most favourable one - and I shall share it with you soon...

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joseph
Jan 12, 2009

Fair - Klute (1971) 114 min. starring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland. This is a very dull character study of a New York prostitute that is forgettable as soon as the credits role. The only merit to the film is watching Jane Fonda's performance that gave her a Best Actress Oscar for this picture. Surprisingly, the film was nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

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sahag
Jul 05, 2010

sahag thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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