A visually stylish, well acted, superbly paced murder movie, 'Until Death' seems to get unfairly compared to 'The Postman Always Rings Twice'.
Sure there's a similar plot angle to both pictures but they couldn't be further apart in execution (pun intended).
'Until Death' is very noir looking, and the dour, desperation that reeks from every reel of this movie makes it essential viewing whether you're a fan of Italian Horror or not. Aside from its haunting atmosphere and devastating ending that will stay with you long after the final credits are finished, the acting is uniformly strong to boot.
Put simply, this is easily one (if not THE) best movie to come from this director, and given what movies he released either side of 'Until Death' it's a miracle of sorts that he had such a gem hidden within him.
Do yourself a favour, ignore the lazy comparisons to the much more well known (and much more highly funded, and way less dark and downright spooky American film) 'The Postman Always Rings Twice', and enjoy 'Until Death' for it's considerable unique strengths of which you'll find many along the way.
8 stars out of 10