Enzo G. Castellari's Street Law is a film focusing on the common man rising up, when the police and laws around him do nothing to put heinous criminals behind bars. The film's central protagonist Carlo is a man who gets in the way of a group of bank robbers and ends up paying for his heroism, nearly getting beaten to death. Severly mutilated, Carlo goes to the police station to bring these men to justice but when the police have no luck finding the suspects, Carlo searches for them himself. Enzo G. Castellari's films are always frantic, intense, and borderline defeatist when it comes to the state of violence in society. Street Law is no different, opening with a rather epic montage of violence and mayhem, showing heinous crime after henious crime. Highly stylized, the film features lots of slow motion, an epic addictive soundtrack, with quite a few over-the-top moments that make Street Law a ton of fun, even if it's a little self-indulgent. Franco Nero stars as Carlo, doing a fantastic job at capturing a man who really is ill-prepared emotionally and physically for the task at hand. His character is deeply emotional throughout, captuing the determination and emotional anguish which a common man would have going into a situation like this.
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