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About the Movie
Academy Award® winner Fred Zinnemann directs this gripping political thriller based on Frederick Forsyth’s bestselling novel. An underground organization wants French President General Charles de Gaulle dead, and they turn to a ruthless assassin known only as “The Jackal” to pull the trigger. The tension mounts as the would-be killer’s methodical preparations are paralleled by the efforts of French and British police to prevent an event that would stun the world. Get ready for international intrigue and non-stop suspense in The Day of the Jackal.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 20
- Fresh: 18
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The major asset of the film is that it succeeds in maintaining interest and suspense despite obvious viewer foreknowledge of the outcome.
Fresh: I wasn't prepared for how good it really is: it's not just a suspense classic, but a beautifully executed example of filmmaking.
Fresh: It's a polished and exciting thriller, mercifully unburdened with heavy political/philosophical digressions.
Fresh: Low on documentary conviction and political context, but an intriguing exercise in concealing the obvious.
One of my favorite movies
I cannot explain it but this has always been one of my favorite movies. As several reviewers have mentioned that even though you know the outcome it does not take away from the viewers interest. My only disappointment is in knowing that there are no other movies to duplicate the experience.
This is a gripping thriller, with excellent acting and a plot that keeps you glued to the screen until the final scene. I was pleasantly surprised!!
Absolute genre brilliance
If you are into spy/political thrillers you will love this movie. It has perfectly timed action thrills and even seduction. This film takes you all over the place, if you can keep up and follow closely you will be in for a ride. must watch!