Amsterdamned


Dir: Dick Maas
Star: Huub Stapel, Monique Van De Ven, Serge-Henri Valcke, Hidde Maas

[6] Something nasty is prowling the canals of Amsterdam, doing away with a selection of inhabitants at a rate of knots. A swim 'n' slash pic? Maybe, it's just like we're back in 1981, save a lack of teenagers. There's a bit of a cop-out at the end - to say more would spoil the deftly (or indeed, Delft-ly) generated tension. A slight air of Dutch Tourist Board here; you get to see Rembrandt's The Night Watch on a flimsy pretext, but is at least tulip-free. It reminds me of Taggart with bad dubbing. Nice boat chase, too.

7/10


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