"I love inhibitions because they're so nice to get rid of," New York call girl Bree Daniels says. Her ordered life will soon veer wildly out of control. The man hearing her taped voice has gone far beyond inhibitions. He's a killer. As detective John Klute, Donald Sutherland gives a cool performance devoid of screen sleuth cliches. And Jane Fonda makes Bree a shattering tour-de-force.
Won: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Fonda), 1972 Academy Awards; Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama (Fonda), 1972 Golden Globes
Nominated: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced, 1972 Academy Awards; Best Screenplay, 1972 Golden Globes
Informed in part by the conventions of film noir...KLUTE manages to distil them all into something highly original and distinctly unsettling. -- David Wood, BBC